Lions club supports moo-ving Dardanup mental health workers shining a light on suicide prevention

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Peter Milton and Dardanup Lions Club member Adrian Tyrrell with Clementine the cow.
Camera IconPeter Milton and Dardanup Lions Club member Adrian Tyrrell with Clementine the cow. Credit: Supplied

The friendly faces of Judy and Peter Milton and their four-legged friends Winston and Clementine are known throughout the region for their work in suicide prevention.

Their efforts recently received a $2000 boost and a life membership from community group Dardanup Lions Club in a bid to support the couple’s work with Black Dog Ride.

The Miltons travel throughout the State as ambassadors for the mental health charity and bring along their trusty sidekicks, young cattle named Winston and Clementine, to start conversations and encourage people to interact and learn more about mental health awareness.

The calves are donated from generous breeders in WA and are sold at auction to raise funds for the Black Dog Ride.

Black Dog Ride supporters Judy Milton and Peter Milton, of Dardanup, with charity heifer Clementine 10, donated by Bannister Downs Dairy, at Northcliffe, to raise funds for mental health.
Camera IconBlack Dog Ride supporters Judy Milton and Peter Milton, of Dardanup, with charity heifer Clementine 10, donated by Bannister Downs Dairy, at Northcliffe, to raise funds for mental health. Credit: Countryman

The Lions Club said they were proud to support a “wonderful” project that visited communities to provide eye-opening opportunities to talk about mental illness.

“The condition, temperament, and outstanding quality of these cattle are a real testament to the skills, generosity, patience and dedication of everyone, young and old, involved in this truly wonderful project,” Lions Club member Brian Ewart said.

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