Noel Fraser

March On

My Activity Tracking

11
kms

My target 96 kms

I'm fundraising to support mental health and our heroes

This March, I am walking 96km to support Soldier On's lifesaving mental health services and to honour our brave transitioned Australian Defence Members.

Why 96kms? Because that's the length of the Kokoda Track to symbolise the courage and sacrifice of our service members.

Please March On with me and support my challenge, and together we can save lives.

$25 can fund a peer support session to 3 veterans, giving a safe and supportive space and an important first step in gaining the help they need.

Thanks so much for your support and wish me luck!

My Achievements

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 the length of the Kokoda Track!

My Updates

March On underway

Monday 1st Mar
'We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.'   
John McCrae 'In Flanders Fields'

On the track before dawn this morning for 'March On' and its aim for participants to walk the length of the Kokoda Track (96 kms) to raise funds for mental health programs to support Returned Service People who may be struggling to find their way after serving their country.  

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 April. 

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 and to the wider society over all past wars, none of which in my view have been fought for a truly good reason.


While each of us has our life struggles (while valid) they may 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.  

If we can perhaps get to $20K we will be able to together help a lot of people.

What $4,000 can do for veterans

Saturday 23rd Jan
Dear relatives, friends, colleagues, acquaintances and downright nice people, if we can raise this amount between us:

$4,000 can fund 8 Pathways networking events that could benefit up to 200 veterans the chance to meet with prospective employers and gain some valuable workplace coaching; or

$4,000 can fund 25 psychology sessions to help a veteran on the path to recovery ; or

$4,000 can fund around >100 veterans peer support sessions.

Thank you to my Sponsors

$515

Craig And Kerry Swan

You are a good man Noel 👍

$515

Kathryn House

All the best Noel. Happy to support Soldier On and its work to support our transitioned ADF members and mental health services.

$208.80

Tectonic Tiling

Well done Noel, keep up the good work..!

$104.40

Colin Haynes & Family

Great cause!

$104.40

Colin Duff

good luck Noel I hope this helps

$104.40

Gillian Mercer

Best of luck Noel!

$104.40

Helen Christie

$100

Erin & Graham Holt

Good on you Noel ❤️🌟❤️

$52.20

Bernadette Lonergan

Great cause to support Noel. Best wishes on reaching your goal.

$52.20

Paul Caskey

$52.20

Jayne Burnside

Good luck on your walk

$52.20

Jennifer Dyster

Good on you. A vital cause and one shamefully neglected by the Government

$52.20

Geoffrey Waters

Good luck

$52.20

Paul & Craig

Go for it Noel!

$52.20

D Edwards

Go Noel!!

$50

Tina Mckenzie

$50

James Linke

Well done Noel!

$50

Noel Fraser

$38.63

Phyllis Fraser

Good luck!

$38.63

Kathryn Eaton

Great effort Noel!

$38.63

Sharni Fraser

Good luck !

$26.10

Gayle Medhurst

Good luck in reaching your target Noel. Very worthy cause.

$26.10

Mike Spinks

Great cause Noel !, keep going mate

$25

Ganesh Ubarle Krishnayya

$25

Debra Mcdowell

A very worthy cause. Good Luck Noel.

$24.01

John Calleja

Great cause and all the best Noel.

$10.44

Lauren Strybos