Sergeant Bert Le-Merton is off to a flying start – already ahead of his 1km/day target and more than doubling his fundraising goal.
Just three days in to his 96km Kokoda-distance fundraising trek, 101-year-old Sergeant Bert has already clocked 5.25km with more than $21,000 raised.
The Aussie centenarian, who saw action in North Africa and the Western Pacific, is on a mission to raise funds to help Soldier On deliver services and programs to modern-day veterans and their families.
Although officially starting his march on Saturday – VP Day – Bert’s campaign got off to a flier the day before, thanks in the main to an awesome three-minute slot on Channel 9 News that saw him pass his fundraising goal of $10,000 before 8pm Friday.
But, while Sergeant Bert is doing his bit ‘just walking around the block’, the fundraising side has slowed somewhat from the the initial frenzy.
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