My Activity Tracking
You’ve conquered Kokoda!
My Activity Tracking
I'm fundraising to support the mental health of our returned Veterans
This March, I am walking 96kms to support Soldier On's lifesaving mental health services and to honour our brave transitioned Australian Defence Members.
And then I’m going to double that distance.
Why 96kms, twice? The 96km length of the Kokoda Track may be around symbolising the courage and sacrifice of our service members, but to me we are far too good at sending our young people out to conflict zones and forgetting there’s a lot more work to bring them back, which we’ve done poorly.
Doing the extra 96kms is about bringing everyone back home again, into the arms of their loved ones and in one piece, not just physically but more importantly mentally.
Please March On with me and support my challenge, and together we can save lives.
The overall aim of this challenge is to raise funds in order to give a safe and supportive space to Veterans and an important first step in gaining the help they need.
Thanks so much for your support and wish me luck!
I added a profile pic
Made a personal donation to my page
Shared my page on my social media
I received my first donation
$75 to fund a peer support session for six veterans to reconnect with their community
$160 to fund a psychology session to help a veteran on the path to recovery
$500 to fund a Pathways networking event for 25 veterans to help them secure employment
I reached my fundraising target!
I have completed 34.8km and reached Menari in the Kokoda track!
I have completed 63km and reached Templeton's Crossing in the Kokoda track!
I have completed 72km and reached Eora Creek in the Kokoda track!
I have completed 96km, the length of the Kokoda Track!
Day 2Wednesday 3rd Mar
March On underwayMonday 1st Mar
Why do this? (a personal perspective)Tuesday 26th Jan
In short, I’m doing this for similar reasons for participating in or seeking out
the ANZAC Day Dawn Service every year for the past 46 years, whether that be
here in Australia or overseas...wherever I might be on 25th
I attend the Dawn Service because I figure it’s the least we should be doing to commemorate and remember the senseless loss and irreparable damage to life, family and to the wider society over all wars.
While each of us has our life struggles they may very likely be inconsequential compared to our returning service people who have to manage life and death situations throughout their tour/s and then come home and deal with those anxieties and intensity of feelings and trauma…perhaps for the rest of their lives.
Sadly, some cannot see a way out.
This is why the ‘Soldier On’ cause is so important and why I’m asking please if you can support in whatever small way you can.Share
What $4,000 can do for veteransSaturday 23rd Jan
Thank you to my Sponsors
Craig And Kerry Swan
Colin Haynes & Family
Erin & Graham Holt
Paul & Craig
Ganesh Ubarle Krishnayya