March On with Bert

Walk in the footsteps of a real-life hero

Raised so far

$116,508

Bert has walked

km

Donors

1,059

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

  • Lloyd Marken just donated $21.92
  • Charlotte Pegues just donated $104.40
  • Sarah & Robyn just donated $208.80
  • Anonymous just donated $52.20
  • Christopher & Margaret Browne just donated $104.40
  • Kylie just donated $1,101.60
  • Anonymous just donated $234.90
  • Karen Stone just donated $20.88
  • Kathy just donated $20.88
  • Ann Fisher just donated $52.20
  • Anonymous just donated $20
  • Johanna, Andrew, Kai just donated $10.44
  • Anonymous just donated $52.20
  • John Anderson/Anderson Training Services just donated $78.30
  • Anonymous just donated $167.04
  • Anonymous just donated $104.40
  • Emma Nicholas just donated $52.20
  • Allen King just donated $52.20
  • Residents of CA Brown Self Care just donated $55
  • Jenny Deering just donated $78.30

A big thank you to our Supporters

The real heroes who are kindly helping us achieve our goal

Lloyd Marken

Dear Bert, Keep on going Bert, you're an inspiration to us all. Regards Lloyd

$22

Charlotte Pegues

$104

Sarah & Robyn

For your birthday xx

$209

Anonymous

Bert you are amazing! Such an inspiration! I am honored to help a little.

$52

Christopher & Margaret Browne

What a man! Inspiration plus!

$104

Anonymous

$235

Karen Stone

Thank You Bert. A true Aussie legend

$21

Kathy

You truly are an inspiration, Bert

$21

Ann Fisher

Saw you on the Project Bert, well done on all your life achievements.

$52

Anonymous

You are an inspiration. Thank you for your service and your ongoing work to support veterans

$20

Johanna, Andrew, Kai

Thank you for your service Sergeant Bert.

$10

Anonymous

Keep up the good work! So inspiring.

$52

John Anderson/anderson Training Services

Go you good thing

$78

Anonymous

Hi Bert, You are an absolute inspiration and make me proud to be Australian. The world needs more men like yourself. Cheers David

$167

Anonymous

You are my uncles. You represent the young men and women who left this country to serve Thank you for keeping us focused on Truth.

$104

Emma Nicholas

Well done Bert!

$52

Allen King

Well done Bert for everything

$52

Residents Of Ca Brown Self Care

Please accept this donation to Soldier On. We are all very proud and humbled by your achievements.

$55

Jenny Deering

Thankyou Bert for being such a special person. For fighting on the front lines In WW2 to keep Australia and our Allies safe. And now for helping your fellow veterans from all wars in their our of need. Keep up the the good fight. We need more heros like you.

$78

Vicki

$52

Lynn Boddington

Thank you for being truly inspirational.

$100

Mike A

Go Bert! You're an inspiration!

$104

Kelly Family

Absolutely inspirational. Thank you for all you have done for our country xx

$52

Allan Cunningham

$26

Lucinda Thomas

Thank you for your service Bert. You continue to be a remarkable man and I appreciate everything you and your servicemen have done.

$10

Jackie Picton

So very proud of you and thank you for everything you have done

$10

Anonymous

Congratulations Bert, job well done. Hope this gets you to your target

$78

Kylee

Such an amazing and inspirational soul. Thank you for being wonderful.

$10

Suzanne Blake

Thank you Bert for your service. You are a true inspirational

$104

Bart O'callaghan

$78

Cathy Kneale

$52

Anonymous

Way to go Bert!

$52

Lara Sagdic

Congratulations Bert! Thank you for your service and your massive contribution into preventing veteran suicides. You are a hero to family, friends and even strangers. Kind regards, Lara

$52

Vicki And Kevin Morley

What a legend

$104

Jen And Ant

You are fabulous Bert. Such a credit to Australia.

$10

Nathan Bell

Bert you are an INSPIRATION and a lesson to us all

$31

Anonymous

Well done Bert! Amazing!

$20

Samuel Stow Stow

March on Bert! You're a legend and an inspiration.

$52

Sarah Davidson

Thank you Bert

$104

Paula Rooney

$21

John Rosie

$100

Rob Oliver Oliver

Outstanding effort Bert. You are an inspiration.

$104

Jacks Family

Congratulations Bert. Thank you to all veterans, for keeping us , and our beautiful country safe.

$105

Raelene Cooper

Thank you for being YOU. My dad and uncle both served in WW11, and before that my great uncle was a member of the light horse. This time every year brings out the pride in my family and reminds me of the blessings we have.

$78

Ray Noble

Good on ya mate. You're an inspiration

$100

Leah Zegarac

We saw you on the Today show and are absolutely stoked with what you are doing. You make us so proud to be Australian xx

$78

Charlie Murry

Thanks Bert. Both my grandfathers were veterans, one of WW1, the other WW2. Bishop Charlie Murry

$52

Bishop Peter Stuart

Thrilled to be able to support this great guy and this great work.

$104

Anonymous

Thank you Bert, and all Aussie veterans. March On/ANZAC Day! <3

$26

Keira Battese

$75

Bemad54

$1.02k

Judi

Thankyou

$25

Glen Sommers

God bless you Bert and all the soldiers that are suffering.

$75

Kathi Curran

A fantastic achievement, very admirable! Keep up the great work in raising awareness and money for this important cause.

$42

Kirsten Mcwhirr

💕

$52

Anonymous

$31

Ant Brown

$26

Bradley Cislowski

Well done Bert you've inspired me to start fundraising in our community to help out this great cause,

$167

Louise

Wow. What an inspiration you are. Thank you

$63

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.

$1.02k

Philip Hipsley

$100

Julie Graefe

$52

Anonymous

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

$78

Gt - Wa

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

$26

Liam Bell

$150

David Jarrott

$1,000

Michael Delmar

$167

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.

$103

Alan Leitch

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

$52

Anonymous

$52

Nadia Levin

$100

Sam Walker

$100

Peta Philp

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

$21

Rod White

$209

Adam Dewera

$20

Niti Prasad

$33

Josh Hayes

Great innings Bert. Don't retire mate

$52

Anonymous

$34

Tobias Tank

Good on ya Bert! Amazing feat for an amazing cause

$21

William Dawson

Ex instalment officer donation

$1.02k

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.

$167

Claire Stallard

THANKYOU for your extraordinary service, Sir.

$52

Roslyn Blacket

$2.02k

Logan Club 145 Sig Sqn

$500

Kathryn Smith

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

$112

Anonymous

$104

Ian Jarrett

Many thanks to you and Soldier On!

$167

Brandon Dent

$50

Mel Tassie

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

$21

Natalie Ferraro

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

$52

Amy Lynch

$21

Joshua Utoyo

Good on ya mate

$15

Ashley Turner

Happy Birthday Bert!

$75

M. Jones

Happy birthday Bert!

$21

Katie Snowden

$10

Michael Brennan

$500

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.

$10

Samantha Mcginn

Happy 102nd Birthday Bert

$21

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!

$2k

C.ash

Thank you for your service. #GoodSoldering

$10