Having suffered from mental health challenges, Paul Macauley founded Project Into The Light in 2019 with a simple goal, to break down the barriers on Men’s Mental Health and #breakthestigma.

In January 2020 after six months of training Paul summited the highest mountain in the Southern and Western Hemispheres, Mt Aconcagua (in Argentina) with a summit elevation of 6,960 meters all with the aim to raise money and awareness for Men’s Mental Health. He battled temperatures of minus 30 degrees, frost bite and blisters so bad that his feet swelled, and his tissue separated from the bone, to show that anything is possible and that even what seems like the hardest challenge can be overcome.

“I was one of those blokes that just shrugged things off and got on with life as best as I could, but deep down these issues were destroying me inside. Mt Aconcagua was my biggest challenge and was the hardest but most rewarding thing I have ever done in my life – if I can conquer these challenges I want all the men out there to know they can overcome their darkest days, and I am here to help” – Paul Macauley, Founder Project Into the Light

Throughout 2020 Project Into the Light will be continuing to raise awareness and funds all in support of men’s mental health in the Riverina and we will be kicking off with a Barefoot Bowls afternoon on Saturday 14th March from 2:00pm-5:00pm with all money raised going to help those blokes in need.

Teams of 4 are $100 ($25 per person) and include a free drink on arrival, a raffle ticket into our major raffle which will be drawn later in the year and a super fun afternoon of connection and
discussion. This event is family friendly and open to all ages, so come along and enjoy a fun afternoon and hear a little from Paul about his recent climb and what he is planning next.
Team tickets can be purchased from Sticky Tickets – http://tix.yt/barefootbowls

Media release: Project Into The Light