The Jonathan Cantwell Family Fund

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Raised by 324 people in 13 days
Created November 7, 2018
On November 6, 2018, after spending a beautiful sunny day amongst friends and family, Australian professional cyclist, Jonathan Cantwell, lost his battle to mental illness at the young age of 36 leaving family and numerous friends behind. 

Jonny, or “Jonno” for some, was once a Tour de France sprinter and a figure on Melbourne cycling scene. A cancer survivor who after retirement from cycling, turned into triathlete representing Australia at the age group world championships on the Gold Coast in September, 2018.

None of these achievements will ever come close to the biggest legacy he could possibly ever left: his two beautiful kids Jayce and Elly.

Jonny, was not only their emotional figure, but their source of income.

We would like to ask you for your generosity to help us secure some financial stability to his kids during this period of adaptation and mourning. This money will go towards rent, utility bills, education and some much needed psychological support treatment for the kids.

Through this page, we not only want to support his kids and their mother, but also bring light to the suicide epidemic that Australia and the world faces today - specially amongst men. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, in 2017, 3,128 people died from suicide being 75% by males.

The thought that Jayce will not have his father cheering for him at his AFL games, and Elly will never have her father walk her down the isle, or that their dad wont be taking them camping again for the weekend, it’s just heartbreaking in an unmeasurable way.

Let’s all come together on an united front for Jayce and Elly. Your help is much appreciated.

Thanks in advance 

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If you are sad, speak up. Speak out. Don’t be ashamed! It’s ok to feel sad. It’s ok to ask for help!

If you need support and information about suicide prevention, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.
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Raised by 324 people in 13 days
Created November 7, 2018
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