FORMICA’S KOKODA BOUND
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.
Businessman Tyler Formica will take on the Kokoda Track for charity.