PROJECT: QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute Trophy for the Brothers Reid

One of the biggest issues in the modern world is mental health – whether personally or second-hand, it affects everyone in one way or another. Losing someone to a depressive illness is a huge blow and can have massive effects on how you choose to carry on living from that point. For so many, the loss will come as a shock as they learn that their loved one was suffering in silence. This can act as a motivator to make change, which is exactly what happened to the Brothers Reid.

When they tragically lost their sister Heidi to suicide in 2011, Dylan and Lawson decided to make a grand gesture towards the fight for mental health awareness. In 2015, the duo embarked on a two-and-a-half year motorbike ride around the world to raise funds for the leading edge research undertaken by QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute. QIMR’s Dr Michael Breakspear is working on developing a diagnostic tool. The aim is to help medical professionals to diagnose and treat more accurately and effectively patients suffering a range of mental illnesses.

The boys came to the end of their journey this year and as a physical token of their huge effort they were presented with a QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute Trophy. Our team at ColourChiefs was honoured to construct the trophy that signified the massive amounts of hard work that the boys had put in. Made from CMYK and white printed 25mm plywood, laser engraved TroLase and 4.5mm clear acrylic, the trophy is a stunning reminder of the journey towards a brighter future for all.

Inspired? You can still donate to the cause through the Brothers Reid Everyday Hero fundraising page.