News

Coast to Country Chiropractic supports Wandering Warriors

Flashback to the Wandering Warriors visit to the Lockyer Valley last year.
Flashback to the Wandering Warriors visit to the Lockyer Valley last year. Sarah Fleming

A PLAINLAND business is hosting a major military fundraiser this weekend and everyone is invited.

Military vehicles, bagpipes, authentic Australian Light Horse, and parachutists will all be the go on Saturday at Coast to Country Chiropractic to raise money for the SAS charity Wandering Warriors which supports wounded, injured and ill Australian Defence Force veterans,

A mega-morning tea will be held at 7 Maroske Road from 10am to noon as the Wandering Warriors get reader to tackle the 1,300km Brisbane to Canberra Mega-Challenge

Coast to Country Chiropractic owners, doctors Matt and Sharith Sippel will join the walkers for the walk and Matt said the event was his way of saying thanking the Army for the support provided during the Grantham floods.

"Both my mum and dad, as well as my younger brother and his family were in the thick of it," Matt said.

"Sharith and I want to 'pay it forward' and repay the army for helping my family recover after the flood."

Matt said they would also be donating their time and joining the mega-walk as the event's official chiropractors.

"We urge everyone in the Lockyer Valley to get behind the Wandering Warriors to thank the army as they prepare to walk south to Canberra," he said.

The Wandering Warriors will depart Brisbane's Anzac Square on Sunday 28 September 28 and finish at the Australian War Memorial on Thursday October 16 to coincide with the dedication of an SAS Regiment plaque.

Wandering Warriors CEO Audie Moldre said the Wandering Warriors represented veterans of Australia's military commitments of the past 50 years.

"We are concerned about the welfare of Australia's newest and youngest veterans and their families; those who have served in Rwanda, Somalia, East Timor, Iraq and particularly Afghanistan," he said.

"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."

Mr Moldre said they 'cared for the carers' by providing a strategic fundraising umbrella for charities too busy with the carer role to do their own fundraising.

"With the support of corporate Australia and the Australian community, the Wandering Warriors aim to raise badly needed funds for Wounded Heroes, Project Excalibur, the Commando Welfare Trust, Soldier On and the White Cloud Foundation," he said.

You can visit www.wanderingwarriors.org to donate, and follow the Wandering Warriors on Facebook.

Topics:  plainland wandering warriors


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Healthy futures for Lockyer Valley kids

GREEN THUMBS: Junior Landcare has been busy distributing hundreds of plants , with OLGC receiving their plants on Monday.

SCHOOLS across the region will soon have flourishing gardens.

Artist showing the love in pet project

QUIRKY COLOUR: AJ Gogas' debut exhibition, Infurnite Love, showcases a number of local pets.

AJ Gogas opened her first solo exhibition, Infurnite Love, last week

Two Laidley Blue Dogs players line up in maroon

REP SELECTION: Laidley players Harry Wood (back row, fifth from left) and Lachlan Pfeffer (front row, second from left) turned out for the QAS side.

Lachlan Pfeffer and Harry Wood were selected to the side.

Local Partners

A big weekend of sport around the Lockyer Valley

Despite the heat, there was plenty of sport of despite the heat around the Lockyer Valley over the weekend.

Sir Elton John coming to Mackay: What you need to know

Sir Elton will come to Mackay and Cairns in September.

Tickets to the concert go on sale on March 14

LIVE COVERAGE: Global superstar to rock Mackay in 2017

A major concert is set to rock Mackay this year.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk will announce a superstar guest

How Stay at Home Mum blogger Jody Allen struck it big

Jody Allen and Walt Collins will co-host the Seven Network's Stay at Home Mum television series from April.

Jody Allen's star continues to rise at incredible speed

Sir Elton John coming to Mackay: What you need to know

MACKAY will play host to one of the world's biggest superstars Sir Elton John later this year.

LIVE COVERAGE: Global superstar to rock Mackay in 2017

A major concert is set to rock Mackay this year.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk will announce a superstar guest

Robert Irwin introduces Jimmy Fallon to wild guests

Robert Irwin introduces Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon to a cuddly sloth.

ROBERT Irwin continues Steve's legacy.

MOVIE REVIEW: Trespass Against Us a 'tender' crime film

Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson in a scene from the movie Trespass Against Us.

Tough British film about criminal clan proves touching

Crocodile, hippo fears as I'm A Celeb filming hit by flooding

Flooding hits the set of I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!

Fears crocodiles and hippos could infiltrate I'm A Celeb camp

Small screen users make switch to smaller screens

In this photo taken Oct. 16, 2013, a girl plays Supercelll's Hay Day game on an iPad. The Finnish 'Clash of Clans' mobile game maker Supercell said Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, it plans to launch its third game next month on a tide of soaring revenues and profits. The new game, 'Boom Beach,' will be launched in March. It's been tested in Canada and Australia, ranking fifth in both countries' iPhone app store lists, according to the company. (AP Photo/Lehtikuva, Milla Takala)  FINLAND OUT

The digital age generation makes the switch

Nadia visits Coast to escape Married At First Sight drama

Married At First Sight's Nadia Stamp takes a breather from the show's drama at Mooloolaba.

MAFS bride unwinds on the Coast ahead of commitment ceremony

Popular island resort sells to loaded international investor

OUR PICK: Chris Foey's colourful shot of one of Gladstone's great tourism hot spots, Heron Island.

International investor snaps up piece of Gladstone paradise.

Expert: Why renters, home buyers may struggle

Matusik Property Insights director Michael Matusik.

What's next for the city's housing market

Massive seaside development of 3200 lots

DESIRABLE LIFESTYLE: The masterplan for the proposed Elliott Heads Estate.

"There's nothing else left along the coastline of Queensland now"

Potential home buyers punished for doing the 'right thing'

Should I go to university or buy a house?

50 more high rise buildings planned for Brisbane CBD

Height limits have been scrapped for Brisbane CBD

800,000 more people expected to work in city over next 20 years

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!