Michael joined the Royal Air Force 1990. In 2005, whilst his Bother was serving in the Royal Marines, he took his own life. After this happened and due to mental health concerns, he was medically discharged from the RAF in 2007.
Michael felt he could use his experiences and story to raise awareness of mental health issues. In 2017 he walked 720 kilometers from Adelaide to Melbourne, raising nearly $60,000 and “Walk for Wardy” was born. Following this incredible achievement, Michael again completed a walk from Melbourne to Canberra, ending at the Australian War Memorial.
Supporting Soldier On and raising money for Mind Blank, Michael continues to share his experience and raise funds for veterans and wants to raise awareness of the mental health issues experienced by veterans and their families by walking for Soldier On.
We are all thoroughly excited to have Michael as a Service Ambassador and as part of the Soldier On team and truly appreciate all the support he has already provided veteran community.