It’s not often a charity gets their hands on a one of beauty like this 2017 Dyna Fat Bob, but thanks to the team at Auckland Harley-Davidson, that’s just the case for the Wood For the Trees Charitable Trust – a charity raising funds for mental health awareness.

Wood for the Trees was founded in July 2017 by a group of mates wanting to make a difference to the mental health of their fellow Kiwis. With a close friend committing suicide seemingly out of the blue, the Charitable Trust takes its name from from the old expression ‘you can’t see the Wood For the Trees’ – essentially that on the face of it everything could be looking good, but a person could be harbouring plenty of inner turmoil just below the surface.

“NZ Averages around 10 suicides a week and we felt something just had to be done.” said Auckland Harley-Davidson’s Gareth Williams.

“Wood For the Trees is about building awareness, even if it is just asking your mates if they’re ok, it makes a difference.”

This year marks the second year that Auckland Harley-Davidson has put forth a brand new motorcycle to be raffled off for the charity, with the 2017 Dyna Fat Bob – one of the last examples of the 103cu powered bike – getting a custom touch from renowned Kiwi street artist Mr G Hoete.

This year the charity has also teamed up with mental health campaigner Mike King and his I am Hope Charity, with proceeds from the auction being split evenly between the two charities.

If you’d like to enter to win the custom Harley, give the team at Auckland Harley a call, or enter online by buying one of the charities t-shirts.

The winner will be announced live on social media from Dr Rudi’s rooftop Bar in Auckland on May 31st.