Sam Del Grosso

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I'm fundraising for Lifeline Australia!

Tragically, every year over 65,000 Australians attempt to take their own life and over 3,000 Australians die by suicide.

In February, I will be taking part in Paddle Across The Bay.

I'm paddling to raise funds for Lifeline who are experiencing more calls than ever before. Every 30 seconds, a person in Australia reaches out to Lifeline for help.

Please support my paddle and sponsor me to provide suicide prevention services and help to those in crisis.

Together, we can ensure that no one has to face their darkest moments alone.

Thank you!

My Updates

It is done!

Sunday 25th Feb
After a very early and chilly start to the day, we headed to the beach meeting point for  the Paddleacrossthebay challenge to raise funds for Lifeline Australia. There we saw people of all ages, treats and newbies getting reading to paddle. After some announcements, a safety briefing and a minutes silence (in honour of those no longer with us) we headed out to the water. We paddled towards Hampton first, the looping around to Elwood. We then headed back to Brighton for something to eat and a well earned rest.
I am ever so grateful for all the love and support sent as well as the funds raised for Lifeline Australia.
Stay close to your family and friends and remember that you are never alone!

One Day to Go!!

Saturday 24th Feb
Just one day to go and Sam and I are overwhelmed with your generosity, messages and sponsorship. It’s proof that someone is always listening and will be there for you when you need them. This is what Lifeline Australia is all about, because no one should face their darkest moments alone!

Reached my Goal! Woohoo!!!

Friday 23rd Feb
With thanks for all your generous support, I’ve just passed my target of $1000 raised for Lifeline Australia!
I’m so thrilled, knowing that these funds will help make sure no one faces their darkest moments alone!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Change of date!

Thursday 22nd Feb
So, in the interests of safety and given Melbourne’s crazy weather, the organisers have changed to date to Sunday 25th March.
That’s ok with me, just means no golf that day!  Happy to sacrifice a day of golf to raise funds for this worthwhile organisation. My heartfelt thanks to all of you, for your support!  I’ll be paddling, but you’re the real heroes!

What a day on the bay!

Wednesday 21st Feb
Today I did a bit of training! It was a perfect summers day and the water was calling. So out came the paddle board, hat and sunscreen and off I went!  6 kms were covered today so I should be ok on Saturday. Glad it’s not a race though!  Must remember my water bottle… paddling is thirsty work! Thanks again to my sponsors, both for your generous donations and for believing in me! 
Most of all, thank you for believing in this worthy cause!!!

Getting ready…

Tuesday 20th Feb
Three days to go and fortunately the weather will be great. Time to get on the paddle board and have a bit of a practice.
Hmmm… 10kms will be a bit of a challenge for an older guys, but will give it my best shot!
For now it’s practice, practice, practice!!


Monday 19th Feb
Tonight I’m grateful for friendship, especially those that have chosen to sponsor me in this effort! 
I’m one of the lucky ones, surrounded by friends and family. 
Many aren’t so lucky. That’s where Lifeline Australia is a really important service, offering hope because no  one should feel alone in their darkest moments. In so many ways, your gift will keep giving.❤️

Thank you to my Sponsors



Hi Sam, happy to support you. Will do an eft. Cheers


Dennis And Ilde Norwood

Good on you Sam


Dolores (del Grosso) Macchione

Go Sam!! You got this!!


Adam And Tanya Coppolino

What a wonderful cause. Very inspiring! Go Zio!


Frank Romano

Great initiative Sam, Enjoy the paddle!


Maria And Frank Del Grosso

Go Sam good luck


Mino & Teresa Laserra

All the best Sam - good luck!! Every little bit helps for this great organisation.





Go Sam , a very valuable cause… From us up North 😊❤️


Vic And Anna Bonadio

Well done Sam


A & T Tripepi

Go Sam!


Anna & Nick Dilizia

Great cause. Well done Sam. Good luck !!


F&g Amici

Go Sam




Carmelo Ozimo

Donation from Carmelo Ozimo of $50.00


Sue And Ian Kluken

Well done Sam! 💪


Robert Rob


Nadia And Vince Del Grosso


Lydia Mcaleer And Family

Good luck Zio on your paddle board voyage.


Caitlin Mcguire

Good on you Sam!


T & A Del Grosso


Jessica Saracino


Daniel Cipolla



Well done!



Congratulations Sam!