March On with Bert

Walk in the footsteps of a real-life hero

Raised so far

$110,532

Bert has walked

138.1km

Donors

1,000

Sergeant Bert completed his March On challenge to help prevent veteran suicide

Now he's calling on YOU to do the same

Sign up today and help prevent veteran suicide

Our Patron of March On set himself the challenge of walking the length of the Kokoda Track and is raising funds to support our modern-day service personnel and their families. And he has completed his 96km target with flying colours.

At 101 years young, Sergeant Bert Le-Merton is a true living legend. His bravery and sacrifice during World War 2 is admirable to say the least, all in the name of defending our “sunburnt country, and land of sweeping plains”.

His family have followed suit, with his children and grandchildren also defending our nation and communities on the frontline. It is clear that his passion for supporting our current and future generation of veterans and their families is close to his heart – and this is why he has chosen to invite you on this journey to support March On with Soldier On. 

Can you keep up with Sergeant Bert?

He is as fit as a fiddle, with his daily walking habit being the secret, he says, to a long and healthy life.

“If I can do it, you can too… so get up off your saddle and March On with me to support our veterans.”

Bert Le-Merton, 2020

  • Louise just donated $62.64
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  • Anonymous just donated $78.30
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  • Liam Bell just donated $150
  • David Jarrott just donated $1,000
  • Michael Delmar just donated $167.04
  • 453SQN ESL FLT Social Club just donated $102.85
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  • Anonymous just donated $34.45

A big thank you to our Supporters

The real heroes who are kindly helping us achieve our goal

$63

Louise

Wow. What an inspiration you are. Thank you

$1.02k

Patty Mccord

Bert I helped build Netflix and heard about how Soldier On in Australia helps veterans find jobs. I was keen to support this wonderful cause. My best to you.

$100

Philip Hipsley

$52

Julie Graefe

$78

Anonymous

Bert, you're an inspiration to everyone - I hope you have a safe and peaceful Christmas and New Year.

$26

Gt - Wa

Incredible effort Bert! Let's hope we can now stop another family from losing a loved one that served their country

$150

Liam Bell

$1,000

David Jarrott

$167

Michael Delmar

$103

453sqn Esl Flt Social Club

Amazing work Bert. You're a legend in our books and a true inspiration to us all. Thank you for your service.

$52

Alan Leitch

Good on you, thanks for all your efforts during your service years, you old timers are inspirations to us all.

$52

Anonymous

$100

Nadia Levin

$100

Sam Walker

$21

Peta Philp

Thank you for your service. What an inspiration you are!

$209

Rod White

$20

Adam Dewera

$33

Niti Prasad

$52

Josh Hayes

Great innings Bert. Don't retire mate

$34

Anonymous

$21

Tobias Tank

Good on ya Bert! Amazing feat for an amazing cause

$1.02k

William Dawson

Ex instalment officer donation

$167

Karen Scanlon

Thank you to a very inspirational gentleman. We are able to live the life we have today because of heroes like you. Thank you.

$52

Claire Stallard

THANKYOU for your extraordinary service, Sir.

$2.02k

Roslyn Blacket

$500

Logan Club 145 Sig Sqn

$112

Kathryn Smith

Happy 102nd Birthday Bert and thank you for serving Australia.

$104

Anonymous

$167

Ian Jarrett

Many thanks to you and Soldier On!

$50

Brandon Dent

$21

Mel Tassie

What an incredible effort by an incredible man! Thank you.

$52

Natalie Ferraro

Happy Birthday Bert. It was an honour celebrating with you today x

$21

Amy Lynch

$15

Joshua Utoyo

Good on ya mate

$75

Ashley Turner

Happy Birthday Bert!

$21

M. Jones

Happy birthday Bert!

$10

Katie Snowden

$500

Michael Brennan

$10

Becky

G'day Sergeant Bert, I hope you will have a great birthday, and thank you for your service and what you are doing for the soldiers, take care and stay safe.

$21

Samantha Mcginn

Happy 102nd Birthday Bert

$2k

Matt Anderson

We are richer, as a nation, for his service and for the example he continues to set for us all in placing service before self. Well done Bert!

$10

C.ash

Thank you for your service. #GoodSoldering

$26

Carla Furey

An inspiration! Amazing work and happy birthday :)

$78

Matt Savage

Fantastic effort

$209

Vynka Baesjou

Happy birthday Bert

$78

Wendy Gaskin

Happy birthday Bert. Thank you for your service to your country and fellow Australians.

$21

Lizzie Hallam

#TYFYS Sergeant Bert

$10

Elizabeth Oliver

102 happy birthday wishes for you Bert and thank you for your service to Australia. A hero in our eyes xox

$11

Christine Gregory

$10

Randhir

Respect for great work by great person.

$75

Anonymous

$26

Brodie Nelson

$209

Paul Lipscomb

An absolute legend Bert! Many thanks for your service and continued dedication to your mates!

$21

Anonymous

$10

Zachary Chapman

$5

Louise Mcnally

Thank you, Bert, for your efforts

$21

Harley

Well done Sarge!

$26

Matt Potts

Thanks Bert for your service and best wishes for the challenge this year!

$50

Jeremy H

Great work

$52

Gabby Costigan

$31

Rhiannon Bruce

$10

Chris Googe

Well done Sarge.

$167

Shane Jolly

You’re an inspiration Bert keep up the great work champion

$21

Anonymous

Go Bert.

$21

Trish B

What a terrific effort. Thank you for your service.

$78

Anonymous

Dear Bert you are an inspiration

$50

Tiffany

You are such an inspiration and have paved the way for what we should all strive for, Bert! Thank you for everything you've done, still doing, and will do.

$104

Paul Taylor

Well done Bert!

$26

Karen

Well done Bert. You are a true Aussie champion!

$52

Ann Collimore

Happy birthday!

$25

Di Watson

Good Luck Bert on reaching $102,000!! Your a Legend

$21

Sonia Borg

March on Bert!! You legend.

$26

Donna Baker Baker

$104

John Turner

My late father's account of WW2 made me realise how important it is to take care of soldiers who have fought for the way of life we enjoy today

$52

Jenali Collier

$21

Lauren Willis

$21

Todd

Well done Bert. Thanks for your service. You and your mates are champions.

$104

Anonymous

$52

Laura Baillie

$20

Danielle Cosgrove

You are an inspiration!

$52

Richard Cox

Your a worthy man what a great cause my support totally

$21

Ann Wilson

You are a real life Hero, all the best for reaching your target!

$21

Rebecca Stacey

Thank you for your continued service to this nation. A true inspiration.

$31

Anonymous

$50

Maria Brady

$10

Anonymous

Good on you!

$21

Cassie Rec

BRAVOOO Bert

$52

Jen Jurss

Go Bert you legend!

$52

Anonymous

$42

Danni-elle Bentley

$40

Kingston Family

$52

Jennifer Cleland

Well done Bert. You're an inspiration for us youngens (I'm 73 and my husband is 75). I hope you reach your goal. Congratulations!!

$65

Alison

You’re a champion Bert! Happy birthday for this week.

$78

Jacob Blanck

$21

Monique Annetts

Happy Birthday 🎂

$21

Joe Dennis

$75

Siddhesh Kochikar

$52

Ashlee Watt

$78

Katie Schonrock

Amazing effort for the veteran community.

$1.02k

Rachel Ewer

Thank you.