The Wandering Warriors head off on their journey on Sunday September 28.
The Wandering Warriors head off on their journey on Sunday September 28. Contributed

Warriors take 1,716,000 to raise funds for veterans

BE alert - not alarmed as the Wandering Warriors take 1,716,000 steps across the country to raise money for wounded veterans and their families.

Members of the Australian Special Air Service (SAS) Association charity kicked off their 1300km journey from Anzac Square in Brisbane on Sunday.

Walking 1320 steps per km, the fundraising group will put their feet down more than 1,716,000 times on their trip to the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

Along the way they will pass through Gatton, Warwick and Stanthorpe.

Wandering Warriors CEO Audie Moldre said six of last year's walkers were taking part.

"Nine of our walkers are SAS veterans of Australia's military conflicts from Vietnam to Afghanistan," Mr Moldre said.

"Two are ex-British SAS.

"The wives of two of the veterans will be walking again this year.

"The walkers will be supported by soldiers from the Enoggera-based 7th Brigade as well as Special Operations Command and subordinate units.

"Wandering Warriors is not focused exclusively on the SAS, Commandos and other Special Forces units.

"We work to raise funds for all wounded, injured and ill Australian Defence Force veterans, and their families, who have suffered as a result of their service.

They will arrive in Canberra on Thursday, October 16.

- APN NEWSDESK

WHERE THEY'LL GO

The Brisbane to Canberra Mega-Challenge 2014 route and dates:

  • Ipswich - Sunday, September 28
  • Gatton - Monday, September 29
  • Warwick - Monday, September 29
  • Stanthorpe - Tuesday, September 30
  • Wallangarra - Tuesday, September 30
  • Tenterfield - Tuesday, September 30
  • Glen Innes - Wednesday, October 1
  • Armidale - Thursday, October 2-4
  • Bellingen - Friday, October 3
  • Uralla - Saturday, October 4
  • Tamworth - Sunday, October 5
  • Murrurundi - Monday, October 6
  • Muswellbrook - Tuesday, October 7
  • Bylong - Wednesday, October 8
  • Cowra - Sunday, October 12
  • Boorowa - Tuesday, October 14
  • Canberra - Thursday, October 16


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