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Due to circumstances beyond our control, the walk will not proceed in 2023.

Thank you for your support over the last 12 years.

On 31 October the annual charity walk organised by AEP in support of Trojan’s Trek was held on the banks of the Torrens Lake. A good roll-up of close to 300 saw a beautiful day unfold, ideal for a 5 km walk, run or roll, dogs welcome.

The coffee stall and the BBQ were also welcome as was the member for Florey, the Honourable Frances Bedford MP.

Frances has been a long-term supporter of the RAR Association, an ESO which Moose was the President for 12 years and also the driving force behind the establishment of Trojans Trek Foundation.

She is an independent and has assisted in the chasing of answers to some very vexed questions related to the CFS management.

The bottom line following a very enjoyable day was a profit of very close to $17,000 which will ensure the continuation of the program and hopefully another trek for first responders in April.

Finally, to Reuben, his staff from AEP, and to our wonderful sponsors whose names appear on the T-shirts, a special thanks for you ongoing support of this great program.

 

Online registrations are now closed.
You can still join in by simply presenting to the registration table prior to the walk on Sunday

 

It was an overcast 19 degrees on Sunday on 27 October, ideal for a morning walk around the Torrens Lake for a good cause.   The occasion was the culmination of a few months of organisation to ensure all was in order for the Foundation fundraiser organised by Adelaide Exercise Physiology.  Subjects like; public liability, prizes, the raffle, the auction, late registrations, the BBQ and the coffee van was all part of the myriad of detail to be fitted together.  The start point location, opposite the Vietnam Memorial, was again booked through the Adelaide City Council with parking available on the parade ground. Over 260 walkers and runners had supported the Foundation by registering on the web site as well as the great list of sponsors whose names you will see on the T-shirts.  As an added bonus, our Patron, the Governor, His Excellency, Hieu van Le, AC had agreed to attend and address us.

The winners in all five categories were awarded their cash prizes at the conclusion and in a moment of generosity, all handed back their winnings.  I must mention Mr. Bill Bates who completed the 5 km carrying a 20 kg pack which of itself is a good effort.  But add to that his personal sponsors which resulted in his raising over $1400, great effort!   

The walk generated a profit of $22,731.00, an excellent result.  To our Patron, the Veterans’ Rowing Club, Colin the BBQ man, and our many supporters without forgetting AEP staff and Reuben, I extend our sincere thanks for being involved in a great day.

Moose Dunlop OAM

Operations Director

 

This year’s walk has taken place. Please join us next year!

Online entry form here

Download the entry form to mail here

On Sunday 28 October the annual fund raiser in the form of a charity walk for the Trojans Trek Foundation was held on the banks of Torrens Lake opposite the parade ground. Registrations for the walk were up to expectations with over 200 attending.

Sponsorships from corporate organisations were most welcome, all adding to the funds which are earmarked to support our younger successors damaged by their service. Prizes were awarded to the first male and female across the line as well as team and spot prizes to random walkers.

As a most generous gesture, all winners refused their prizes, returning them to the foundation to assist in our work of rehabilitation.

Moose, the foundation chairman extended his thanks to Adelaide Exercise Physiology for their great work in organising and running of the day.

Over 200 participants attended the Young Veterans’ Charity Walk

Thank you to everyone who attended the Young Veterans’ Charity Walk