Roy Hill is ‘Marching On’

Roy Hill is raising funds for March On, a virtual walking challenge organised by Soldier On, an organisation supporting the veteran community.

Roy Hill is raising funds for March On, a virtual walking challenge organised by Soldier On, a national not-for-profit organisation supporting the veteran community since 2012.

From the 1st to the 31st of March, participants walk or run 96km, the length of the Kokoda Track, the site of one of the most significant battles for Australians in the Second World War.

A number of our people have already joined ex-veteran Jess Fitzpatrick, Schedular Train Control, in her mission to raise $3,000 in funds and awareness for veteran suicide prevention.

Jess, a communications and intelligence sailor in the Royal Australian Navy until recently, says she’s personally witnessed the impact of military service on the psychological well-being of those serving.

“I worked on many border protection missions and deployments in the Middle East, as well as submarine deployments, and everyone reacts differently to the environment they find themselves in,”

“Everyone has their thresholds. For some, seeing small children on asylum boats, particularly if they’re parents, might be a trigger – they’re fine with it ten times, and then they’re not.”

“They stood up for us, and it’s our turn to stand up for them – March On is an excellent initiative,” she explains.

Every dollar raised directly supports Soldier On’s life-changing mental health services, helping returned ADF members and their families thrive in our communities.

Click here to donate and support our March On team and veterans and their families.