Vested for a Cause

By Lachlan Woolford

Vested for a Cause

I am currently a serving member in the RAAF Reserves. Previously served 12years in the RAAF as an Avionics Technician.

I deployed on numerous exercises both within Australia and overseas. Also completing a 4 month deployment to UAE as part of Operation OKRA. 

Upon discharge I relocated to North Western NSW (Narrabri NSW 2390), since discharging I have noticed that there is little to no support for past serving members outside of capital cities. We have a strong following at our local RSL club but like most RSLs these days they have a high number of older generation members with little to no support for our “New age” personnel.

My plan is to wear my weight vest (10-15kg) for a month (continuously) and raise awareness for PTSD for returning servicemen and women. Only removing the vest to sleep and shower.

Idea behind the vest is to simulate the load personnel still have to carry with them once returning home.

Intent is to wear the vest under my shirt. Raising the idea that not all problems are easily visible.

I hope to raise $2000 for support in donations to Soldier ON. 

 

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Supporters

Top Stuff, Awesome Effort Mate! Thanks, Whitey.
$50.00
Mark Whiteroad 2020-11-04 18:48:06
Great cause Lachlan, well done.
$2,000.00
Golding Contractors 2020-11-02 09:22:23
Congratulations from the Hoodys
$50.00
Peter & Jenny Hood 2020-10-15 19:07:07
 
$300.00
Phoenix two390 gym 2020-10-15 17:24:14
 
$20.00
Lynne MacKellar 2020-10-14 08:47:46
Lachlan, Great effort mate you should be proud.
$20.00
Allan Bowman 2020-10-14 08:47:17
 
$20.00
Chris Bradfield 2020-10-14 08:24:52
 
$20.00
Jason Perrett 2020-10-14 08:21:48
 
$10.00
Anonymous 2020-10-14 08:21:22
Great work Lachy
$69.95
Ben Dyer 2020-10-14 06:43:14
RSL Sub Branch Narrabri Donation
$1,000.00
Lachlan Woolford 2020-10-14 05:28:32
Awesome effort Lachlan.
$30.00
Gen Kenny 2020-10-13 21:17:50
 
$50.00
Kaylene Hortin 2020-10-13 20:43:53
 
$50.00
Carmel Woolford 2020-10-13 20:19:34
 
$15.00
Anonymous 2020-10-13 19:21:38
Golding are very proud to get behind such a great cause!
$2,000.00
Golding Contractors 2020-10-13 14:19:33
One Burpee for Each Dollar with vest
$100.00
Nicholas Kenny 2020-10-12 11:06:34
Cash Donations Collection Tins Donations for the Month
$550.05
Lachlan Woolford 2020-10-12 10:13:00
Glad to be able to support a great cause. From the Atkins Family
$50.00
Jamie Atkins 2020-10-12 08:34:01
Doing a awesome job, for a awesome cause. Well done. Josh and Em.
$50.00
Josh Gregory 2020-10-05 09:54:35
Well done Lachlan keep going
$10.00
Evelyn Plata 2020-10-04 11:27:10
 
$25.00
Ryan Hanrahan 2020-10-04 10:19:09
 
$20.00
Rochelle Aylett 2020-10-04 07:24:06
Good on ya mat Caine and Erica
$50.00
Caine Cunningham 2020-10-02 19:06:49
 
$50.00
Jamie Charlton 2020-10-01 17:02:15
 
$50.00
Darren Crawford 2020-10-01 13:39:43
Keep up the good work!
$50.00
Matt Kenny 2020-10-01 13:02:56
Boggabri Coal Operations Hoping this can make a difference in our local community, well done Lachlan
$2,000.00
Boggabri Coal Operations Pty Ltd 2020-10-01 12:13:26
Good on ya Wooly. Much appreciated by your friends who still serve.
$50.00
Chris Power 2020-10-01 06:35:34
Your a very inspirational young man, your country is proud of you. Blu and Son xx
$100.00
Sonya Pym 2020-09-29 10:26:20
You re amazing Lach!
$30.00
Teliha Kenny 2020-09-28 10:20:43
Good job Lachy.
$500.00
Ben Miller 2020-09-28 09:28:23
 
$70.00
Janet Jolly 2020-09-26 16:20:06
 
$100.00
Christopher Dare 2020-09-26 14:29:55
 
$50.00
Jessica Greatrix 2020-09-24 19:12:31
 
$50.00
Amanda Hickson 2020-09-23 18:29:28
 
$100.00
Scotney Moore 2020-09-23 07:51:51
 
$20.00
Michael Considine 2020-09-22 15:27:39
 
$50.00
Rob Bishop 2020-09-22 06:37:25
Great work Lachy!!
$30.00
Lauren Regent 2020-09-21 15:35:14
Great work Lachlan
$100.00
Luke Schembri 2020-09-19 19:22:16
Thanks for your service to our country mate, great cause
$50.00
Aaron Cordina 2020-09-19 12:41:28
 
$50.00
Helen Murray 2020-09-19 07:47:06
THANKS FOR THE WEIGHT YOU CARRY FOR ALL OF US.
$50.00
Benjamin Snell 2020-09-19 00:55:10
Thank you and your fellow mates for our country. operator B crew
$100.00
Lea Baldwin 2020-09-18 20:21:50
 
$100.00
Shane Rily 2020-09-18 08:50:14
we love you
$50.00
Ben Reay 2020-09-17 19:13:35
Top stuff Lachy Soldier on
$100.00
Paul Payne 2020-09-17 17:53:34
Go for it Lachy
$20.00
Jamie Jaeger 2020-09-17 03:18:55
 
$100.00
Alyssa Jolly 2020-09-16 21:30:58
A cause too close to our hearts xxx
$50.00
Christy Guidera 2020-09-16 21:19:13
Well Done
$30.00
Sue Kenny 2020-09-16 19:47:09
Good work!!! Such a worthy cause my brother and grandfather are both ex servicemen. This is some thing that is needed for our soldiers who have sacrificed so much for all of us.
$100.00
Kenny Fabrication & Maintenance 2020-09-16 19:39:16
 
$50.00
James John 2020-09-16 19:07:09
you can do it!
$50.00
Deanne Diplock 2020-09-16 11:46:22
 
$50.00
Clint & Sam Thurston 2020-09-15 20:13:27
Good on you, we are supporting you from QLD!
$50.00
Michaela Plata 2020-09-15 18:54:35
Good on you mate keep going till ya can t give no more
$100.00
Wayne Jolly 2020-09-15 18:23:42
Congratulations on helping raise awareness of this issue for our returned servicemen. My father, mother, brother and nephew are all returned service personnel and I have seen evidence of the toll serving our Country takes. Best of luck.
$50.00
Sue Winsor 2020-09-15 14:00:33
 
$80.00
Lisa Montague 2020-09-15 13:46:08
 
$50.00
Chris Wells 2020-09-15 12:27:30
A great initiative by an even better bloke! Hats off to you mate for tackling a subject that is still seen as taboo.
$50.00
Brad Foley 2020-09-15 07:53:06
Good on you buddy xo
$50.00
Hadley Taylor . 2020-09-14 22:10:26
Support where needed!!!
$50.00
Lachlan Woolford 2020-09-14 13:20:59
 
$50.00
Ian Hignett 2020-09-14 13:03:00
Awesome work Lach!
$50.00
Samantha Turner 2020-09-14 12:14:32
 
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