Andrea Johns

I'm swimming to save lives. This March would have been my brother’s 51st birthday. My brother Chris committed suicide when he was 13 and I was 15. Young people commit suicide at alarming rates every day. Please help me raise funds for vital resources

  • This is my first year diving

  • in for youth mental health

Did you know suicide is the leading cause of death for young people in Australia?

That means that each year more young people die by suicide than in car accidents or from cancer.

This March, I'm swimming to make sure young people in Australia have the mental health support they urgently need.

By sponsoring my challenge, you’ll be helping to prevent youth suicide.

All funds raised will help young people feel better about today and the future, no matter what challenge they're facing.

My Swim Progress

I've swum

27.60km (1,104 laps)

My Goal

20km

How do you compare to other participants?

Average Distance Swum: 16m

Average Distance Goal: 18KM

My Impact

So far this year I helped provide...

2252

Young people with vital mental health support.

Fundraising Progress

Raised

$9007

My Goal

$8,000

So far, you’ve raised 113% of your fundraising goal!

Raised

$10034

My Team Goal

$1,000

So far, you’ve raised 1,003% of your fundraising goal!

Raised

$3,466,477

All Goal

$3,600,000

So far, you’ve raised 97% of your fundraising goal!

Thank you to my Sponsors

Life-Saving Donation

$501

Hank Petrusma

Great initiative Andrea. Best wishes

Life-Saving Donation

$316.50

Janina Cowley

Go girl. Own it

Life-Saving Donation

$316.50

Tristan Becroft

Life-Saving Donation

$258.47

Peter

Great work 👏 👏👏

Life-Saving Donation

$251

Njm marine

$211

Highlands Crew

Well done Poppett. The Highlands Crew of Jen, Coxy and James are behind you.

$211

Matched by Neilson Foundation and The Gonski Foundation

$158.25

Moose

An amazing cause that affects so many. Good luck and much love.

$135.04

Tim Schmidt

$135.04

Rachael Taylor

$108

Tony & Lynette Bartulin

Go Mavis

$105.50

Kym & Brian

Stay warm out there. Thank you for giving us an opportunity to donate to this cause.

$105.50

Joff Jennings

Great work mate, congrats

$105.50

Kate Traill

Nice work Andrea, such a great cause. Really sorry to hear about your brother. Isaac is now working at RHH and sees so many people affected. The more funds raised the better, good luck xx

$105.50

Linda Lang

I miss my baby boy and I'm still grieving to this guy. Keep up the good work my beautiful daughter

$105.50

Heather Kent

Much love to you for doing this. Our young ones are too precious to lose too soon x

$105

Deb Dilger

Awesome cause Andrea, swim far❤️

$104

scopping

$101

Kristy Fader

Great work

$101

Dean

The word Awesome is you cuz :) I have lost a lot of good friends to suicide over the years. So, thank you cuz for doing this for a great cause. xx

$100.69

Matt Williams

$100.69

Matched by The GPT Group

$100

Robin Allardice

$100

Susan Catchpool

Fantastic work swimming? Andrea

$100

R D

$93.90

Leigh and Knoxy

You known this a cause close to our hearts Andrea. We're sending our love, and are behind you all the way! Love you girl! Me and Knoxy xx

$93.90

Damon Thomaa

Go well Andrea!

$93.90

Matched by The GPT Group

$92.56

Dave Johnson

What a great cause and well done for doing this.

$73.85

Ben Brooker

Legendary effort Andrea!

$73.85

Matched by The GPT Group

$70

Peter Murphy

$68.58

Jennifer Martens

Way to go, Andrea! You are such an inspiration!

$63.30

Louise Sullivan

Swim woman swim xxx

$63.30

Dave and Jane Simpson

Good work Poppet! 😉

$63.30

Patricia Ollington

Fantastic achievement. Well Done Andrea. Xx

$63.30

Martin Geeves

Great achievement...you should be extremely proud.

$63.30

Allison Robinson

$63.30

Heidi Johns

$63.30

Matched by Neilson Foundation and The Gonski Foundation

$62.40

Dale Evans

A great thing to do 👍

$56

Kiirra Johns

Keep going mum! you’re amazing and so inspiring. I love you!

$54.86

Kane

Great work

$54.86

Mary Harwood

Swim well swim often

$54.86

Rebecca

Keep going!!! Great effort😀

$54.86

Roland Alger

As someone who has struggled with depression all my life, I really appreciate what you are doing. Thank you, love Roland

$54.86

Patricia Ollington

$54.86

Kim hayers

Keep on swimming , keep on swimming…. Xox

$54.86

Alissa Pregnell

Go Girl! Good luck Andrea you are amazing 😘

$54.86

Lisa Murray

Go Andrea!

$54.86

Simpson Quinn Lawyers

Awesome effort!. You’ll be patrolling the beaches at Cremorne next!😉

$54.86

Adrian and gina Mookhoek

$54.86

Duncan Farquhar

Go get em girl

$54.86

Robert Morton

$54.86

Will Smith

As Dory from Nemo said - just keep swimming

$54.86

Trindy Oakley

$54.86

Leanne Mapley

Your amazing Andrea - well done for giving it ago and your awesome achievement for a great cause - Go Girl 🥰

$54.86

Anonymous

$54.86

Matched by Pinnacle Charitable Foundation and Gonski Foundation

$54.86

Louise Goodwin

$54.86

Truen Johns

$54.86

Matched by The GPT Group

$53

Kiirra Johns

WOO GO MUM keep smashing your goals

$53

Matched by The GPT Group

$53

Chris and Phil Grainger

Good on you Andrea for fund raising for such a worthy cause

$52.75

Emilia Johns

Awesome work Andrea! Great goal to achieve for a fantastic and necessary cause. Xx

$52.75

Ruth Wylie

Great job Andrea I’m happy to help out for a fantastic fund raising campaign

$52.75

Paul Foreman

Happy to help!

$52.75

Jenny Sparks

Fantastic effort Andrea! x

$52.75

Peta Cannamela

A great cause, go Andrea

$52.75

Kellie Watson

$52.75

Matched by Neilson Foundation and The Gonski Foundation

$52.75

Lesley Plunkett

Onya Andrea

$52.75

Natasha F

$52.75

Gaylene

Congratulations Andrea on this achievement for a cause so close to your heart ❤️ Well done your wonderful support team👏🏻

$52.75

Marilyn Mazza

It’s my birthday tomorrow so share my birthday love

$52.75

Richard Humphrey

Go girrll!

$52.75

Matched by Neilson Foundation and The Gonski Foundation

$52

Nicole Anderson

Keep up the great work Poppet ❤️👏

$52

Matched by Neilson Foundation and The Gonski Foundation

$52

Andrea Johns

$52

Matched by Reef Shark Foundation

$52

Paul Simon

Great cause Andrea. Suicide effects so many families. Mental Health concerns even more!!

$51

Anonymous

$51

Anna B

Well done Andrea, such a great thing you are doing.

$51

Matched by Pinnacle Charitable Foundation and Gonski Foundation

$51

Orchard Wealth

You are amazing Andrea, that’s a lot of swimming. I’m sure your brother would be so proud.

$50

Heather Bond

$50

Helen Mofflin

Good luck Andrea. You're raising money for a wonderful cause x

$44

Declan Lee

$42.20

Debra Direen

Great cause

$42.20

Clifton Campbell

$42.20

Jacki Miller

Keep up the good work Andrea! You are doing an amazing job xx

$42.20

Matched by Neilson Foundation and The Gonski Foundation

$42.20

Roger Welling

$42.20

Vanessa Jessup

$42

Victoria Ryle

$42

Jodi Cowen-Beech

You are inspirational ❤️

$40.50

Anonymous

Great work

$31.65

Julie Dyson

Well done Andrea great course.

$31.65

Helen Bennett

We’ll done Andrea nearly there!

$31.65

Sue Holley

Terrific work lovely xx Great cause, so important for you and many others. Just keep swimming!

$31.65

Jacki, Andy, Charlie and Isabel

Such a great thing you are doing Andrea, good luck with the laps xx

$31.65

Kerry Stephenson

Terrific effort Andrea 👏👏

$31.20

Elizabeth Gentile

$30

Declan Lee

You stink

$27.04

Anonymous

$27

Kerry Richards

Well done Andrea, such a wonderful cause.

$26.38

Jenny Schorta

You go girl xxx

$26.38

Deirdre Broadby

$26.38

Pamela Galloway

Great effort Andrea!

$26.38

Jane Ervin

Well done!

$26.38

Maria Nicol

Keep up the great work!!

$21.10

Polly Simpson

$21.10

Di Monks

Great cause Andrea

$21.10

Amanda Dickson

Go you good thing Andrea. Your brother would he so proud of you xxx

$21.10

Tracey Mott

Well done Andrea, sending hugs x

$21.10

Gwen Vonk

What a good cause in memory of Chris ♥️x

$21.10

Anonymous

$21.10

Rebecca Rule

Thank you for taking on this amazing challenge and supporting this very worthwhile cause. The Rule family

$21.10

Trudy Oakley

"Keep on swimming, swimming, swimming..."

$21.10

Casey Crouch

$21.10

Marty Watson

Good on you Andrea. Definitely a worthy cause. I’m really sorry I can only afford $20 at the moment. I wish I could donate more. Marty

$21.10

Ellie Bacon

$21.10

Steven George

$21.10

Kerry Whelan

$21

Aki Choi

$20

Anonymous

$20

John Farnell

Don’t drown swim good

$15.82

Narelle Nolder

Good luck Donated

$11

Teeanna Woolley

Done girlfriend

$11

Jasmine Daniels

$10.55

Glowacki

$10.55

Katerina Gavalas

$10.40

Kelly Crawford

$5.28

Kellie