Plight to help families of fallen

DAY 62: Veteran soldier Brian Freeman is currently walking from the top of Australia to the bottom, followed by a kayak down the Bass Strait followed by a traverse down Tasmania. He passed through Euroa on Thursday last week which was on day 62 of his journey.

Veteran soldier Brian Freeman has embarked on a journey to raise awareness and funds to help wounded ex-soldiers and ‘Families of the Fallen’.

The executive director and founder of the national charity Walking Wounded is currently completing the Great Australian Traverse.

The journey includes kayaking through the Bass Strait after a 4000 kilometre walk from the top to the bottom of Australia and covers about 65 kilometres per day on foot.

Mr Freeman began the traverse on June 1 in Bamaga, Cape York, and travelled through Violet Town and Avenel on July 30 and 31 respectively.

Supported by Virgin Australia, Brian and his support team of wounded soldiers and parents of fallen soldiers pass through 89 of Australia’s towns and cities, mostly in regional areas.

Brian will then kayak Bass Strait before resuming the walk to the small town of Dover in southern Tasmania and aims to finish there on August 21.

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