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NO amount of phys­i­cal train­ing can pre­pare you for the men­tal chal­lenge of the Kokoda Track, says Tril­ogy Fur­ni­ture Clare­mont man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Tyler Formica.

The West Perth busi­ness­man will travel to Pa­pua New Guinea with his fa­ther Steve to tackle the 96km trek for char­ity on July 1.

“This trek is def­i­nitely go­ing to take us out of our com­fort zones,” he said.

“I’m ex­tremely close to my dad. He is my men­tor and I’m thank­ful that we have trained hard enough over the last year to en­joy this trek. We feel truly priv­i­leged to fol­low in the foot­steps of Aus­tralian sol­diers.”

Mr Formica said he de­cided to fundraise for drug and al­co­hol coun­selling and sup­port provider Holyoake as it was a cause close to his heart.

“We set our tar­get at $5000 a week ago, but we al­ready smashed through that and now my new chal­lenge is $7000,” he said.

“Peo­ple have con­tacted me di­rectly to talk about why they had do­nated and I have been blown away.

“I did not know Holyoake had touched the lives of so many peo­ple in my cir­cle of friends.”

Holyoake chief ex­ec­u­tive Angie Paske­vi­cius said she was grate­ful and sup­port­ive of Mr Formica’s cam­paign.

“When part­ners, par­ents, chil­dren, sib­lings and friends get pro­fes­sional sup­port, they learn skills to cope with the sit­u­a­tion, and can also help the per­son af­fected to seek help,” Ms Paske­vi­cius said.

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Busi­ness­man Tyler Formica will take on the Kokoda Track for char­ity.

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