Werribee man helping others to Soldier On

A Werribee man wants locals to help make a difference to soldiers who have returned from war physically and psychologically wounded.

Keith Walsh is collecting donations for Soldier On, a charity that aims to help wounded soldiers overcome obstacles caused by their injuries so they can lead happy and fulfilling lives.

For a small donation, Wyndham residents can have a photo of a loved one or a message of support printed on a banner, which Mr Walsh will donate to the Shrine of Remembrance.

Mr Walsh’s family has a long association with the defence forces. His dad served in the army and his sister was in the navy.

Mr Walsh, himself, served in both the army and air force. His son is also in the army and was recently on tour in Afghanistan, where many of his friends were badly affected by the war.

Mr Walsh said he decided to raise money for Soldier On after hearing some of his son’s stories.

“It is such a worthy cause. There is such a high rate of homelessness for veterans because they struggle with their injuries,” he said.

“Soldier On does great things for returned soldiers who are having problems, but it relies on donations to run its programs.”

Find out more

To find out about the banner and how to donate, email keithwalsh66@gmail.com