Hi my name is Teddy Perry.
As apart of my CAS project, I decided that I would advocate for a charity that really means a lot to the local community and so many Australians around the country. Soldier on is a charity focused on helping individuals build resilience and create, and expand meaningful connections with family, community and employers through HELP.: Health and Wellbeing services, Employment programs, Learning opportunities, and Participation activities.
As a way of supporting the charity and their projects, I decided to partake in the March On Hill challenge, this is a campaign specifically made to fundraise for the prevention of veteran suicide. It entails walking 96km over the month of March. 96km being symbolic for the length of the Kokoda Trail.
The Kokoda Track marks the course of one of the most important battles for Australians in the Second World War. Between 21 July and 16 November 1942, the Australian Army halted the furthermost southward advance by Japanese forces in Papua New Guinea and then pushed the enemy back across the mountains. It is one of the most striking places of Australian wartime history that can be visited. (Soldier on - 2020)
I hope to be able to reach the donation goal of $500 by the end of March when the campaign officially ends. If you would be interested in joining in on this campaign, feel free to sign up on the website: https://soldieron.giveeasy.org/ Or if you want to join me directly, email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org