$36,000 RAISED IN 2023 KEALS CUP SUCCESS
JOINING THE FIGHT AGAINST MENTAL HEALTH
KEALS CUP - BATTLE OF THE TRADES
Jason Keals and Peter Bond met years ago in Karratha, Western Australia. They instantly connected and became inseparable. They trained together, played footy together, and created many memories that will last a lifetime as Jason had that effect on people. However, five years ago, Jason's mental health took a turn for the worse.
He battled his inner demons, and despite his external strength, he felt increasingly isolated. Tragically, Jason took his own life, which devastated everyone who knew him, including his family and young son, Cooper. This heart-breaking loss has opened Peter's eyes to the alarming reality of men's mental health, particularly among tradesmen. Approximately 9 Australians die by suicide every day, with a staggering 75% of them being males.
To honour Jason's memory and support his family, YTB Plumbing created the 'Keals Cup', a monumental fundraiser dedicated to raising awareness around mental health, setting a legacy for Kealsy, and helping to support Cooper's future. The event consisted of teams from various trades competing head to head in a range of exciting challenges.
But the Keals Cup was more than just a day of friendly competition. There was an incredible line up of guest speakers, delicious food, refreshing drinks, and thrilling raffles as a celebration of unity, resilience, and a powerful reminder that together we can make a difference.
The event successfully raised $36,000 for the cause, exceeding the original target of $30,000.
"As a company that’s been established on the Gold Coast for 15 plus years, it’s always been hard to find a level of service that Pete from YTB gives with the civil connections. We’ve been using YTB for nearly 5 years now and couldn’t recommend the team enough. From Low-risk connections to intricate OPW sewer diversions on main road corridors, the team at YTB seem to get it done without any hassles or issues. YTB’s relationship with all third-party entities on all civil connections are very close and well respected which is defiantly a reflection of the high level of professionalism and attention to detail on every job they have completed for us whether it be big or small. As YTB is a family owned and operated company it’s not uncommon to call the office to be redirected to peter the owner who will be onsite with his team and still take the time to discuss future works. It’s this reason YTB is our only choice when it comes to civil connections."