Camino de Santiago 2018

By Old Vets Stomping for Young Vets

We're a couple of older veterans who have now completed our walk along Spain's Camino de Santiago (via De la Plata) for ~1175 km from April to May 2018. We aimed to raise awareness and support for younger veterans who are not travelling as well as they should be. We may have been just a little mad to attempt such a journey, but we made it. What we couldn't ignore, however, were the impossible journeys we asked our diggers to undertake, and their willingness to do so, and succeed, under extraordinarily difficult conditions and at great personal sacrifice. We maintain a particular focus on the elimination of veteran suicide, self-harm and homelessness. Your donations and support, which you can still provide, will be gratefully received. These young diggers dug deep for you, now it's your chance to dig deep for them! Our target was bold, but achieved with community support. Thanks to those who have already stepped up and donated. And thanks in advance to others who see merit in doing the same. Our walk may be done, but please continue demonstrating your generosity of spirit.

You can read all our posts as we trekked along the Camino on Facebook  'Oldvets stomping 2018'

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Meredith Atilemile 2018-07-11 17:08:43
Inspiring!
$250.00
William Farmer 2018-06-29 21:49:22
Belated recognition of a great effort for a worthy cause.
$100.00
Brendan Sowry 2018-06-12 09:17:57
Well done Ian and Ross on raising so much money for what is a very worthy cause. I look forward to hearing about it when you return. Mum.
$100.00
Esme' Errington 2018-06-06 14:10:17
What a wonderful experience you both had and for a very good cause. Its a blight on our landscape that so many returned soldiers and their families are not receiving the best of support. We can only imagine what it must be like to go to war and then to return without the supports necessary to be integrated back into society and family life. I hope the funds keep rolling in.
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Helen Errington 2018-06-06 14:05:22
Well done to you both. What an achievement!
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Tony Turner 2018-06-04 09:18:02
Bravo Zulu Just Lou
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Louise Horan 2018-06-02 08:55:27
Well done guys. Like your work! Pat and Rick Moor
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Pat Moor 2018-06-01 17:26:16
Well done Bogger and all those with you. Inspirational support from Fd. Well done all!
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Anonymous 2018-05-28 22:09:00
Bogger, Ian, Great effort. Should make the Canberra walks a bit easier in the future. Bill
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William Coates 2018-05-28 19:03:48
Well done Ross and Ian. Looming forward to your next adventure.
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Colin Heath 2018-05-28 14:56:36
Sorry I am late! I was away for the weekend. Very well done team and what a great cause for all of us. Hope you are both fit and well after one hell of a trip. Regards, Ross
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Ross Parrott 2018-05-28 13:53:53
Great work for a great cause!
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John Mansell 2018-05-27 21:11:20
 
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Janet Hanson 2018-05-27 20:23:03
Congratulations Ian and Ross on your achievement. It has been great sharing your trip with you via social media.
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Tracy Dunn 2018-05-27 18:41:50
Well Done Bogger and Ian for finishing the arduous trek for such a great cause. Regards, Roy Julie Furtado
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Anonymous 2018-05-27 18:28:02
 
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Anonymous 2018-05-27 17:04:36
 
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Rod Newnham 2018-05-27 16:33:07
 
$100.00
Stuart Ellis 2018-05-27 15:11:12
Great job not so old vets!
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Mark Fairleigh 2018-05-27 11:45:07
 
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Russell Sullivan 2018-05-27 09:58:03
 
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Impacts Solar 2018-05-26 22:18:58
Great effort and cause
$100.00
Michael O’Brien 2018-05-26 18:45:41
Great job.
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Robert DiBella 2018-05-26 17:57:51
Well done. Hope to see you both in December
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John Garnett 2018-05-26 17:55:51
 
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David O'Brien 2018-05-26 16:50:13
 
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simon hermes 2018-05-26 16:06:56
Well done Bogger and Erro. See you in September when sheryn and I are back from Europe. Shocker
$100.00
Steven HOSKING 2018-05-26 09:48:30
Good on you Bogger. Class of 78 Classmate.
$1,000.00
Anonymous 2018-05-26 09:24:31
Great walk, good cause
$100.00
Lester Cornall 2018-05-26 08:44:15
Ross and Ian, Well done! Mike Lovell
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Michael Lovell 2018-05-26 08:19:01
Well done. Brad Holzberger
$250.00
Brad Holzberger 2018-05-26 07:16:43
As Fid urged, but not really necessary
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Anthony Maple 2018-05-26 02:28:33
Great job Bogger Ian!
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Mike Hindmarsh 2018-05-26 00:09:24
Good on you Ross!
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Steve Pender 2018-05-25 23:38:08
Well done guys. I remain surprised by such high incidence of trauma and despair displayed in our veterans.
$100.00
Peter McKay 2018-05-25 22:14:24
 
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Steve Meekin 2018-05-25 21:44:53
Well done
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Alan Munday 2018-05-25 20:42:06
Awesome job you guys. Great cause
$250.00
Jeanmar Pty Limited 2018-05-25 20:11:58
A great achievement for a great cause.
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Anonymous 2018-05-24 21:16:20
Bogger and Ian Well done those men! Fantastic effort fellas for a great cause. Ray
$100.00
Ray Martin 2018-05-24 19:19:15
Well done, lads. Very envious but proud to know you.
$250.00
Andrew Haddock 2018-05-24 19:05:56
Great effort guys
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David Litchfield 2018-05-24 10:04:21
Well done guys, a great effort.
$200.00
Anonymous 2018-05-23 19:47:52
Well done Erro and Bogger. Cheers Shocker and Sheryn
$100.00
Sheryn Hosking 2018-05-23 11:46:01
Great cause and inspiring effort
$100.00
Kel Pearce 2018-05-23 07:01:21
Congratulations Ross a great achievement. I 've enjoyed the photos which bring back many memories and your comprehensive commentary. Best wishes Bob McEvoy
$100.00
Bob McEvoy 2018-05-22 15:33:18
Well done a great effort for a worthy cause.
$100.00
Jan Badelow 2018-05-22 10:42:01
Buen Camino to two Old Vets Stomping from Pablo and Bear Pilgrims.
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Clare Prickett 2018-05-22 10:38:57
Well done. A privilege to follow your journey.
$50.00
Adrian Cloonan 2018-05-22 08:08:23
Congrats on completing your journey! Undertaking this adventure with such a wonderful motivation is inspiring.
$30.00
Cass Deans 2018-05-21 22:57:42
Well done blokes we have been loving the commentary and really enjoying the posts!
$100.00
Matt, Julia and emma Upshall 2018-05-21 19:49:40
For a magnificent effort by Ian Errington and Ross Boyd.
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Roger McKay 2018-05-21 19:05:24
Well done
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Erik Wolfhagen 2018-05-21 17:44:12
Well done guys great effort. 100 each is hardly enough for the energy you both contributed to this noble cause.
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Mark Wheatley 2018-05-21 14:59:43
Well done Ian and Ross great effort, great cause. Almost there!!!!
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Sandra Shepherd 2018-05-21 06:13:47
Well done Ian and Ross, proud of your outstanding efforts for a very worthy cause. Pete Kim Shelley
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Peter Shelley 2018-05-19 20:07:36
 
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Anonymous 2018-05-17 16:02:28
Great effort Ross and Ian, supporting a worthwhile cause
$100.00
Beverly Mercer 2018-05-15 14:55:19
Great walking for a worthy cause!
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Jane Lucas 2018-05-09 01:27:28
Happy trekking! Kirsty x
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Kirsty Cleverly 2018-05-08 20:55:27
Great project Ross, you have Philippa and my best wishes. Mike Hyde
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M Hyde 2018-05-08 18:55:09
 
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Anonymous 2018-05-05 18:38:13
 
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Doug Fitzgerald 2018-05-05 12:09:54
Proud of you both, Ross. A small donation from mum to help you on the way.
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Heather Boyd 2018-04-28 15:24:24
Duty first a small donation to keep the old vets stomping on the Camino de Santiago.
$150.00
Clive Boyd 2018-04-28 15:20:17
You both look like you 're enjoying yourselves and going strong. Good on you both. Keep those legs moving forward.
$50.00
Sharon Woodward 2018-04-21 16:31:33
Keep stomping my friend.
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Bob Tyne 2018-04-15 09:11:06
Happy walking Ross Ian. We love seeing your Facebook photos of your journey.
$100.00
Steven Green 2018-04-10 10:18:35
Best wishes for the walk!
$500.00
Goodman Foundation 2018-04-09 16:39:18
Good luck
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Annette Boyd 2018-04-04 04:59:57
May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rains fall softly upon your path. Adapted Paul Sally Burt
$100.00
Pau Burt 2018-04-04 04:04:52
Have a good trip guys.
$100.00
Evelyn Guy 2018-03-30 10:41:48
Well done.
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George Friend 2018-03-30 10:34:25
Well done Bogger and Ian for this important effort. 224811
$500.00
Anonymous 2018-03-30 07:45:23
Well done for supporting such a good cause. All the best for the walk to you both and above all enjoy!
$100.00
Mick and Kerry Pert 2018-03-27 14:01:17
 
$75.00
Jaimee Green 2018-03-24 19:34:13
Best wishes Ian and Ross will be watching and supporting your updates. Good luck with the training and stomping. Regards, Liz
$100.00
Elisabeth Barnett 2018-03-24 08:49:22
Excellent work for a worthy cause!
$20.00
Bambi Afford 2018-03-23 18:04:32
Goodluck Dad. Do the veterans proud.
$50.00
Stewart Boyd 2018-03-17 16:06:53
Good to see such gnarly pedestrians raising money for a good cause.
$100.00
Anthony Maple 2018-03-14 11:19:34
 
$100.00
Josephine Richards 2018-03-04 23:05:34
Great effort Erro and Ross!
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Anonymous 2018-03-04 15:00:56
 
$100.00
Mal Rerden 2018-03-03 21:25:30
great cause, enjoy the adventure
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Penny and Ted Lilley 2018-03-01 22:03:54
Best of luck Ross and Ian...enjoy every day of this great adventure.
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Terry McCullagh 2018-02-24 14:48:26
 
$10.00
Anonymous 2018-02-20 08:44:31
Ross Ian, Great walk, great cause. Buen camino. Mike Ann Lovell
$50.00
Michael Lovell 2018-02-20 07:46:30
 
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