#MERC  is more than just a competition it is an opportunity for us to support charities who are making a difference in the lives of people daily. This year we will be supporting the Blue Tree Project who are on a mission to help break down the stigma that is still largely attached to  #MentalHealth .

The Blue Tree Project are a not-for profit organisation that take a unique approach to encourage people to speak up when battling mental health concerns by painting and spreading the message that “it’s OK to not be OK”.

There are currently 524 Blue trees spread across Australia, New Zealand, America and Europe that are part of this project and at this years MERC event the Blue Tree Project team will be coming down to the grounds and having an interactive display where you will be able to paint tree statues blue.

Learn more about the Blue Tree Project here