Walk for Chris

Team Members

14

Total Raised

$17,283

Total Distance

992km

Walk for Chris

Just over a month ago we lost a dear friend and former colleague Chris Garner. Chris was an absolute one of a kind, inquisitive, passionate and loud and he was our Chris and just amazing to be around. He was one of the original dgm crew, starting work back in our old office in Camden and then Kentish Town, before moving out to Australia to join our team here.  One of the best affiliate marketers out there, he drove innovation in the channel in both Australia and the UK. No matter what you thought of his opinions, you always respected where it came from and that was a deep-rooted passion to do the very best.

Chris would often not take no for an answer if it was something he believed in, he continually challenged the status quo and as a colleague of his, this was both amazing and challenging in equal measure at times, but we loved him for it.

For those that did not know, Chris did have his struggles over the last few years and it is because of this many of the old dgm and APD crew and other industry folk will be raising money this month for the Black Dog Institute and to raise funds for mental health awareness. 

Unfortunately, we have not been able to get together to raise a glass to Chris, but this will be happening soon. The one positive of Chris’ passing is that it has brought many of us from across the globe much closer together once again and reminded us of the once in a lifetime experience we had in the early dgm days, where we did great work, had a lot of fun, but importantly built a true family culture where we all had each other's backs, no matter what happened.

Chris, you will be missed by many.

Chris lost his battle, so we are walking in honour of Chris and to help others and their challenges with mental health.

Please dig deep and donate. 

The money raised from our walk will go to life-changing research into treatment and prevention of mental illness, as well as vital support services.

Join us as we walk for Chris. Join us as we walk for everyone who has lost someone they loved and for everyone who is suffering. 

Join us this October as we walk to let others know they're not alone.

https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/about/who-we-are/

Our Achievements

Thank you to our Sponsors

$1.25k

Leaders For Good

So important we look after each other and ourselves. ❤️

$525

Chris Meehan

Saddened to hear about Chris but encouraged these conversations are being had.

$525

Pete Neill

$525

Roland

Good work Tom

$500

Anonymous

$263

David Coats

Rest in peace Chris. Walk safe everyone.

$263

Scott Yang

Sorry to hear about Chris -- he was the person that got me into all this affiliate thingy and we were still in touch as recent as Dec last year.

$263

The Rakuten Advertising Team

Vale Chris. We all have so many fond memories of working with you.

$263

Simon Hovell

Well done team, here's to Chris x

$263

John Matthews

In loving memory of a legend!

$263

Gary Nissim

Love your work brother

$263

Phil Cross

$263

Zane Mcintyre

In memory of Chris. You will be missed my friend.

$263

Dominic Sergi

$263

Michael Costin

$263

Farah Aslam

For a warm and welcoming smile from a true friend.

$263

Anthony Capano

$263

Adrian Nowell

Walk for Chris and Black Dog

$250

Sam Morton

$250

Sebastian Grahan

Here’s to Chris!

$250

Arthur Fabik

$210

Tom Edmonds

Thank you for organising this Bella. A great cause.

$205

Jefferson Bross

I didn't recognise who it was in the pic . Now I know.. it really hit home.. Am so sorry for your loss and a great cause. Congrats on reaching the goal

$200

Aman

$160

Anonymous

$158

Jules Hall

$158

Simon Brewer

Well done VB x

$158

Cem Bali

$158

Kelsi Sheldrake (ruess)

$147

Annabel Gray

$147

Neil Mcdermott

Fantastic effort for a great cause.

$147

Ryan Ballantyne

In memory of Chris Garner

$147

Hilary Perchard

$147

Cecilie Larsen

$147

Carolina Medellin

$140

Tamara Caddy

I didn't know Chris too well but I do remember him as a vivacious spirit. We all know far too many people that are hurting, too many people lost, it's a modern day tragedy that needs to stop. Having had my own struggles, I believe the system fails far too many people. Love that the ol' dgm / APD crew has got the band back together to do something about it. Much love xx

$105

Kirby Rushby

Thank you for supporting and bringing awareness to such a great cause

$105

Aston Darley

Love that you are all doing this, It's such an important cause and its a great way to honour Chris.

$105

Charles Pham

Such a great cause. Good luck on the walk.

$105

Dane Leckey

The most passionate and excitable guy, full of ideas, thoughts and knowledge. Really enjoyed my last conversation with him and he will be sorely missed,

$105

Peter Hammond

$105

Jam

$105

Simon D

$105

Tom Mauger

$105

Becky Delaat

This is so sad, Chris was a lovely guy. Good on you for raising money for such an important cause.

$105

Chris Jowsey

RIP Chris.

$105

Shaun Mcnamara

Hi Roger . So sorry to hear about Chris . He was unique, and a great guy . Good for you re; walking the talk literally for a great cause . Cheers Shaun

$105

Sandra Catalano

Good Luck Marty!!

$105

Georgia Brammer

Such an important cause x

$105

Carla & Robbie Aoukar

What a wonderful way to celebrate him.

$105

Adele Flint-elkins

$100

Roger Lee

$100

Daisy Bray

Good on you gorgeous girl! Supporting you every km you and little Leo stride!

$100

Janine Akers

Good luck John, such a worthy cause. Sorry again about your friend.

$100

Pete Hynd

$100

Rina Martin

$100

Rob H

Good cause MA!

$74

Victoria Stuart

From the Mercedes-Benz Exeter Team - individual staff donations

$70

Ellis & Ed

Go, Vee! Well done on walking for such an important cause. Love, Ellis & Ed

$68

Jeremy Crooks

Respect to Chris. RIP mate!

$68

Chris H

$68

Bruce Clayton

$68

Maryanne Vongpradith

$68

Megan Viljoen

Woohoo go Veee 🥰

$68

Catherine Quinn

$68

James Emanuel

Walk on. !

$68

Liv Gourlay

Really proud of you for supporting such an important cause. Go friend! X

$68

Nadia

$68

Percy Pig

Oh hiiii Veee

$68

Matt Brown

$68

Duncan Popham

Good luck guys. What a heartbreaking loss.

$68

Jules Dalla-libera

$68

Emma Ford & James Hudson

Good Luck Guys.

$68

Alexander Gosling

$68

Amanda

Great job! Every step to help this cause xx

$68

Max Palmer

Worked with Chris briefly and used to absolutely love his enthusiasm, stories and energy. Completely shocked to hear this news.

$68

Jo Trouty

Very good cause - there’s not enough money for mental health.....it’s all going on space travel! Enjoy the walk Phil, lovely pic of the Bub. Please say hi to Kat. Love to you both xx

$68

Sophie Metcalfe

I'll always be grateful for how kind Chris was to me when I first arrived in Australia. He introduced me to his industry network and generally made me feel welcome. He definitely didn't have to do that. One of the best xx

$68

Adam Canter

$68

Pru Engel

Great work Tom - almost there!

$68

Martin Bryden

$68

Charlotte And Tom

What an amazing cause but so sad to hear of your wonderful friend passing. Best of luck John and team, from Charlotte and Tom

$68

Matthew Quinn

$65

Russell Isaacson

$65

Marcelo Ulvert

Walk on!

$65

Lauren Leisk

Forever in our hearts and minds. Raise a glass 🍻

$65

Mal

You’re aaaamazing! X

$65

Dave Vc

Go get em

$65

Dan Cohen

Raising a glass to Chris. RIP.

$65

Ann Lee

Keep going Rog. A great charity to support. Well done from Mum and Dad

$53

Madeleine Robinson

Great effort Phil. Beautiful honouring of your friend ❤️

$53

Joe Harvey

Good luck!!

$53

Andrea Dupre

Go Vee!

$53

Marg Rafferty

A great cause, Tom. Good luck reaching your goal.

$53

Ronie And Simone

Go Maryanne 👍🏻

$53

Yinyue & Andrew

$53

Josh Vescio

$53

Verity Brewer

$53

Dan Silverman

Nice one Cem!

$53

Amy Hourigan

$53

Ray Mcgill

$53

Bronwyn

❤️

$53

Roxy Ridout

$53

Christine Durnall

Hi Uncle John!! Just keep swimming swimming swimming

$53

Rachel Hynes

All the best with it Tom - great cause.

$53

Ben Edmonds

$50

Gelsons

Well done V!

$50

Mark Gitto

$50

Casey Butchard

$50

Harding Fam

Go V and Leo 💪

$42

Jonathan Hart

Great effort so far mate. Looking forward to the walk this weekend to bring it home.

$42

Sarah Gibson

❤️

$42

Sush

Great cause!

$42

Sara

You are amazing my Vee!! Love you xx

$41

Christina Hofmann

Great effort, Tom. Such an important cause.

$41

Sean E

Great cause!

$41

Nicola Chandler

❤️

$41

Chris Greenough

$41

Jennifer Goldkopf

Go V and Leo!

$41

Anonymous

$41

Henry Talbot

$41

Kerry

Good job V!

$41

Irene Bali

Such a worthy cause. Go for it!

$41

Vicky Stuart

$41

Jackie Stuart

Jog on Vick xxx

$41

Sarah Whitaker

$41

Kerry

Getting started with shaking the donation pot. In memory of Chris xx

$41

Hannah Suthren

You are amazing V! xxx

$41

Sydney Beach Electrical

$40

Emily Swanson

A very worthy cause. Here's hoping you smash your goal!

$39

Cara

Wish I could walk with you!

$39

Soraya O'malley

Best of luck with your fundraising efforts Tom!

$37

Alex Magee

I'm walking with you!

$32

Amy Mackenzie

❤️❤️❤️

$32

Sasha Krishna

Well done mate - keep going!

$32

Michelle Kalinowski

Great effort by so many to help. ❤️

$32

The Milnes

You’ve got this Vee!

$32

Jo & Isla

$32

The Rexes

Go VB, such a great cause!

$30

Nicolle Kanayet

$30

Cheynee Ray Burke

Woo hoo!! Go V, you Champion!

$30

Shannon Perry

Well done Vee (and Leo)! Home stretch kids! Proud of you xx

$28

Katie Atkinson

Good luck Vicks! Your amazing, you can do this! xxx

$26

Alana O'sullivan

Well done, Tom! Keeping the conversation going about Mental Health. Go well!

$26

David Parsons

$26

Garv

Great work for a great cause!

$26

David Parsons

Great cause Rines

$26

Leese

$26

Karly

What a fantastic achievement, keep up the momentum and fingers crossed you manage to achieve your goal!

$26

Emma Bhatti

I was so sorry to hear of Chris’ passing. Loved his enthusiasm and passion for our industry! Good luck with achieving your goal.

$26

Yoonjae Song

$26

Victoria Obee

Well done V!

$26

Graham Byrne

Go Tom!

$25

Lisa G

$25

Helen Raadts

$25

Amy Metcalfe

You're brilliant Vee! X

$21

Mark Bruin

$21

Anonymous

$21

Anonymous

Better late than never. Go girl! Regi

$21

Amy Pereira

A very worthy cause - thanks for fundraising!

$21

Sylvie

Amazing cause V! I’ll join you for a few of those KMs

$21

Sopisa Manawes

$21

Stephen Johnson

$21

Georgina Vallat

Good luck Vicks!

$21

Roda

$21

Benji Madden

Best of luck mate!

$20

Dan S.

Best of luck on your target mate

$20

Cara

Well done V, such an important cause!

$16

Lauren Mcalpine

$16

Lisa Montgomery

Almost there, VB! Well done girl x

$11

Taryn Manger

$11

Francesca R Parry

XXX

$11

Jordan Zee

$11

Martyn Read

$7

Anonymous

$5

Ty

Good luck Vick!!