MAR • 2024

Help Peter Smith Raise Funds for Mates in Mining

Hi, I’m Peter Smith, a SEQT Manager at Carosue Dam. I’m hoping you will support to me raise funds for Mates in Mining.

I have worked in the mining industry for over 26 years starting as a Mine Surveyor in Broken Hill and then in Safety with BCM in Perth (Corporate), Ireland, Telfer and now at Carosue Dam. 

Over the years I have witnessed great improvements in how mental health issues are dealt with, but with 1 in 8 mates experiencing depression, 1 in 5 experiencing anxiety, 1 in 14 reporting substance abuse and suicide rates 80% higher in mining, I feel strongly about the work Mates in Mining does and wanted to contribute to the improvement of mental health in our industry.

At 64 years ‘young’ I am hoping that my challenge to ride 10,300 m of hills over 770 km in six days across Portugal will inspire you to make a small donation to the Mates in Mining worthy cause.

Preparation for such a challenge is not taken lightly, putting in 14+ hours of training a week over the last 8 months to prepare for the mountains. By the time I get to the starting line on the 13th of May 2024 I would have completed well over 500 hours of training on the bike covering nearly 10,000 kilometres with 18,000 metres of climbing. All whilst working a 4/3 roster….and with a wife that has an endless ‘list of jobs’ for me.

I would really appreciate your support for this worthy cause. You can make your donation through the Mates in Mining website, MATES Big Leap Event using the following link.

I have triple checked with the Mates Organisation and your donation does go to Mates in Mining NOT to Mates in Construction.

MATES Big Leap Event Link:
Ride Across Portugal Information Link:

After the ride is complete, I’ll let you know how the fundraising and the ride went.

Thanks in advance for your support.