A four man team of former British and Australian Commando Soldiers and athletes will attempt to complete the Kokoda Track, ‘Army (Hard Routine) Jungle Patrol style’, in six days, with minimal support and carrying all of their own equipment, food, water and safety stores in order to raise money and awareness for ‘Enough Is Enough‘ anti violence movement and counselling services.
They will be setting off on the 23rd July, the same day that the Aussie Diggers saw their first action on the Kokoda Track during WW2.
They are looking for corporate sponsorship, help and support with raising funds for the trek and charity (the goal is $100,000.00) and also equipment such as camping/hiking gear, clothes/boots/insoles/ankle and knee supports, tents/swags, camel backs, Go Pro head cameras and energy food products etc.
The charity is owned by Ken Marslew. They provide education, training, help and support for many people with mental illness and anger management issues including veterans, and are in need of funds to continue with these services. This year is the 20th anniversary of his sons murder during a robbery in Pizza Hut Jannali. This was the motivation for the charity and this fundraising event.
Fundraising events in the planning are open to anyone to attend and support, the first one is shown below:
Calling all budding musicians (and anyone who likes music, raffles, great food and a few cold beverages on a Sunday) in and around the Helensburgh area! As part of the fundraising for Simon Reynolds’ ‘Kokoda’ charity event, he will be organising an ‘open mic’ day soon, at the Helensburgh pub (Centennial Hotel) on Sunday 27th April from midday to 5.30pm. All welcome. Family areas available. For more info watch this space. BYO musical instruments and a few gold coins for the raffle and donations.