SHAUN MCGILL

My Kokoda Track Journey

Logged

316km

Goal to Kokoda

96km

I’ve conquered Kokoda!

So far, I have helped Soldier On fund:

187

peer support
sessions

112

employment
support

14

psychology
sessions

...to support the mental health of our brave veterans to help them march on.

I am walking in memory of Waide

This year I am participating in the March On for veterans and their families to support and raise money for Soldier On’s life-changing mental health services and programs. Joining good friend George Sutton I initially planned to walk a couple of hundred kms. A challenge motivating me to get active after struggling mentally over the last couple of years.  

Unfortunately, last week my good friend Waide Duncan passed away in tragic circumstances. It was a rough week.

With more motivation, and with the family’s permission, George set his challenge to walk 312kms in March. I will be joining George each morning to step off at 0530, regardless of the weather. 10kms each morning should do it with a couple extra here and there to reach the target.

This walk will be in memory of Waide, the Physical Training Instructor and Loadmaster in the Royal Australian Air Force. But overall, the memory of a great friend, who always bought a smile to your day.

Why 312 kms? Waide was just 52 years of age when he passed away last week. George set the challenge to walk 6 times his age over the month. As with all veterans, George will not be alone.  

I'm committed to completing the challenge to honour the courage and sacrifice of not only Waide, but veterans, both past and present.

Waide was generous in supporting my past charity fundraisers and I hope you can do the same. Soldier On is an important organisation in the Veteran Community and one I support, so please give what you can.

Thanks so much for your support.

My Achievements

My Updates

Day 1

Tuesday 1st Mar
Day 1 of 31. A little damp, but great weather for an early morning stroll

Thank you to my Sponsors

$313.20

Simon Mcgill

Mammoth effort! That's a long way to work and an awesome cause.

$146

Chuck

Walk fast Gilly

$121.10

Max Turnbull

Great effort, great cause.

$104.40

George Sutton

Thanks for the laughs, the support and the encouragement to get through the month!

$104.40

Brett Nichols

Thanks Shaun amazing effort.

$104.40

Jacqui Duncan

💛💛

$104.40

Poppy & Jesse Duncan

You are a wonderful man and friend Shaun. Thanks very much for all of your support!

$100

Ron Vriens

Good on ya Gilly

$64.73

Alan Partridge

So proud of all the work you do for veterans Shaun

$64.73

Shaun Mcgill

$64.73

Alan Partridge

$64.73

Sheldon Walker

Great effort for a great cause.

$64.73

Lea B

Well done Gilly

$52.20

Anonymous

Legend! Well done, Sir!

$52.20

Melissa West

$52.20

Ann Stewart

Thank u for all the good work you guys do for our country & our veterans xx

$52.20

Sonya Beyer

You've got this Shaun! Fantastic effort for a wonderful cause.

$52.20

Fiona Jackson

$38.63

Jason Martin

$38.63

Heather Bennett

$38.63

Tess Obrien

$38.63

Jacque

$38.63

Adrian Sebastian

Got your back mate. Go forward and dominate!

$31.32

Viv

Well done Gilly!

$30

Rhonda Wright

Well done Shaun hope the weather clears for the remainder of your km’s.

$26.10

Trevor Ryan

Awesome effort

$26.10

Sharon Eadie

$20.88

Rebecca Pentreath

$20.88

Lauren Lobanov

Well done mate. Spectacular effort

$20.88

Jenelle Duncan Weber

U are a champion Shaun Thank u fir doing this in honour My brother xxx

$20.88

Adam Tracey-patte

$20.88

Jennifer Hamilton-king

$20.88

Nicholas Williamson

Impressive effort Shaun and for a great cause! Well done :-)

$20.88

Wayne Sturgess

$20.88

Anonymous

$20.88

Anonymous

Backing you all the way Gilly!

$20.88

Natasha Tippett

Great work for a great cause

$20.88

Pantima Law

$10.44

Jen H

$10

Carolyn Carruthers

$5.22

Jennifer Tommerup

Amazing!