March On with Bert

Walk in the footsteps of a real-life hero

Raised so far

$70,797

Bert has walked:

65.3km

Donors

573

Help our Patron of March On, as he sets himself the challenge of walking 96km and raising $10,000 to support our modern-day service personnel and their families.

Donate now to help Bert reach his fundraising target.

At 101 years young, 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

  • Felix Sher just donated $504
  • Julie, Matt, Darcy and Jaxon just donated $100
  • Matthew French just donated $52.20
  • Kathy Gebert just donated $75
  • Martin Knight just donated $20.88
  • Charlene Pamment just donated $10.44
  • Karen just donated $52.20
  • Lachlan O’Brien just donated $78.30
  • Graham Morrison just donated $55
  • Tina Pearce just donated $78.30
  • Denise Crittenden just donated $10.44
  • Andrew Bengsen just donated $31.32
  • Jason Fryer just donated $31.32
  • Nola just donated $75
  • Karen Moore just donated $78.30
  • Anonymous just donated $78.30
  • Carol Sheehan just donated $20.88
  • Anonymous just donated $26.10
  • Jayne Rice just donated $26.10
  • Mike Rosalky just donated $30

A big thank you to our Supporters

The real heroes who are kindly helping us achieve our goal

$504

Felix Sher

In loving memory of our middle son who gave his life for his country, its people and his faith.

$100

Julie, Matt, Darcy And Jaxon

To our men and women in uniform, past present and future. Hero; an ordinary person facing extraordinary circumstances and acting with courage, honour and self-sacrifice. We don't know them all, but we owe them all. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. We're very proud of you Uncle Bert.

$52

Matthew French

Fight the good fight Bert! 👍

$75

Kathy Gebert

$21

Martin Knight

Take it nice and easy and keep the fluids up.

$10

Charlene Pamment

$52

Karen

Inspiring! Thank you for your service

$78

Lachlan O’brien

$55

Graham Morrison

$78

Tina Pearce

Awesome effort, keep up the good work. Hi from Los Angeles x

$10

Denise Crittenden

From Margo Humphrey

$31

Andrew Bengsen

Still serving after everything you've already done. Thank you

$31

Jason Fryer

Good on you Bert, you have raised so much money.

$75

Nola

What a wonderful thing to do. Keep well.

$78

Karen Moore

Hi Bert... I have been checking to see how you are doing and I donated to your amazing cause when it was at 57 donors... So I was number 58. Now I see the number is 558 people have contributed which is so lovely. Thought a couple more dollars would help. As a proud daughter of WW11 RAAF Veteran who is 93 but I think you would beat him in a race. I just wanted to say thank you once again.

$78

Anonymous

You’re a wonderful inspiration. I wish you good health.

$21

Carol Sheehan

Good luck darling Bert

$26

Anonymous

$26

Jayne Rice

Well done Bert

$30

Mike Rosalky

$21

Anonymous

$100

Mark Henneberry

Well done Bert. Fantastic effort Sir

$52

Anonymous

Thanks x

$78

Sarah Gold

Thank you Bert for your drive, strength and vision to help others. My husband, daughter, and two son in laws are current Defence personnel. I'm grateful that people like you Bert are there for them if they should ever need help. Stay healthy and happy ♡

$10

Luke Carter

Thankyou Bert🇦🇺

$52

Gavin Gargosky

$50

Marie Feltus

Well done Bert. Great job.

$104

Diana Welsman

Good onya mate!

$75

Mark Whitford

$104

Wayne Schilg

Well done Bert I can't wait to March with you next Anzac in Sydney keep up the great work

$10

Clare

I admire you Bert. Thank you for your continued service to others.

$104

Janet Skinn

Thank you for your dedication and service to our country.. You are a treasure to behold... And thank you to your family for their service... God Bless you all

$52

Doreen Orr

You are marvellous!

$78

Teresa

You are very inspirational in these difficult times and are proof there are no excuses not to be moving

$26

Mel

Great job Bert

$10.02k

Pater Pty Ltd Beswick

$52

Dianne Griffiths-northey

What a fabulous effort

$100

Anonymous

Good on you Bert - you are an inspiration

$78

Brad Elkin

A true legend Bert! Well done on the March so far.

$78

Jessica Muscat

You're a legend Bert!! An absolute inspiration and the definition of generous. You already gave so much for our country, your continued commitment to the cause, and support to your fellow veterans is truly inspiring. Thank you for your Service, and your support for modern veterans.

$21

Michelle S

Go Bert, you legend!

$101

Anonymous

My father would have turned 101 in August. Like BLM, he also served with 2/13th, “The Devil’s Own”. I have donated in his honour.

$26

Michelle

Well done - what an inspiration!! Thank you for your service..

$104

Anonymous

Great work Bert!

$104

Anonymous

$52

Anonymous

$100

Chris Blunden

$167

Sue Act

Wish more people had your courage and fortitude wishing you all the best.

$31

Deborah Oliver

Bert, you are an inspiration- Thankyou for your amazing commitment and example

$100

Karl And Liz

$52

Jillian Burns

Inspiring stuff Bert.suck a gentleman

$78

Anonymous

Keep up the great effort and well done.

$84

Mike Howes

Bert, Love your work, have never served but am proud to support you in this aim, which I know you will achieve. Simply Awesome

$100

Glenda Hamilton

Keep up the great work Bert. The world needs more Berts❤️.

$100

Geoffrey Blair

You are a real inspiration Bert

$52

Anonymous

Onya Bert!

$78

Diane Lubeck

In memory of my uncle Bert, congratulations you are an inspiration

$21

Sharon C

You are a true inspiration Bert, keep up the great work!!

$52

John

you are an inspiration to us all

$104

Jodie Mcguinness

$21

Beth

$157

Vynka

Thank you Bert

$21

Anonymous

You are truly an inspiration! Thankyou

$26

Shirley Mastropasqua

Wonderful achievement Bert. Well done! You are an inspiration to us all.

$10

Kate Nichols

$167

Simon Kerrigan

Well done Bert! You’re an absolute legend!

$26

Rashelle Borg

Good on you, so inspirational.

$5

Brenda Walton

True Aussie legend.

$80

Sophie & Ben C-c

Keep going Bert, we love what you are doing. Beautiful spirit.

$21

Anonymous

Bravo Bert, well done. God bless you

$78

Anonymous

May God give you the strength to reach your goal. It is wonderful how you are still giving your all for others.

$31

Anonymous

$50

Wayne Hunter

Well done Bert, you are inspiring in the difficult times we face in the world. Good to hear there are people who care for others. Best of Luck with the walk

$31

Maureen Peck

$10

Elizabeth Mary Finney

$21

Anonymous

What a wonderful thing to do Well done Bert

$52

Natasha Bartlett

You are an inspiration Bert, you make be proud to be Australian

$78

Michael John Findlay

$21

Kelly Duncan

You’re an amazing man Bert, you’re the true meaning of what is means to keep the ANZAC spirit alive. 💪🏼 Thank you for your service and sacrifice!

$31

Lisa Virgin

Well done a true hero!

$21

Lisa Rogersellis

$167

Sandra Consadine

Good on you Bert. Legend. God Bless.

$10

Sharon Campbell

You are a real Aussie thanks

$21

Chelsi Roberts

Inspirational, thanks for what you are doing to help returning veterans Bert :-)

$52

Rhonda Donaldson

Well done Bert. I walked Kokoda in September 2017 to honour my Uncle Lance Corporal Robert K Williams KIA PNG 21/7/45. Very challenging and emotional. I will walk with you every day. Bless you Bert.

$10

Paul D Brown

Good Luck Bert

$25

Debra

Keep up the wonderful work Bert.

$52

Gregor

Thanks for serving Bert - as a youngster, and again now.

$104

Anonymous

What an inspiration you are!

$104

Natalie Mcdonald

You’re a legend and an inspiration!!!😍

$52

Anonymous

Thank you for your service Bert. God bless you

$78

Anonymous

Our grandfather, Wally Spohr, was a veteran of WWII. He was an great man, and we think what you have done and are now doing is fantastic.

$78

Lina Scali

$10

Lincoln Park Horse And Human Rehabilitation Centre

Good on you xxx

$78

Christine Nicholson

good on you Bert. Xxx

$52

Kathie

You are such an inspiration Bert.

$104

Anonymous

Wow Bert. You’re amazing and wonderful.

$21

Leanne Palfrey

A proud veteran walking for all his fellow veterans. Well done!

$52

Carolyn &daryl Ward

You're a wonderful man. Best wishes and Thank you.

$52

Ross Ramm

YOU ARE A REMARKABLE MAN, A VERY PROUD AUSTRALIAN.