My Kokoda Track Journey
I’ve conquered Kokoda!
So far, I have helped Soldier On fund:
...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.
Thank you to my Sponsors
Poppy & Jesse Duncan
Jenelle Duncan Weber