Trek for heroes

Southern Gazette (Victoria Park) - - News -

COMO res­i­dent Glenn Swift is pre­par­ing to ride 4200km by bi­cy­cle from Perth to Syd­ney to draw at­ten­tion to the plight of chil­dren sep­a­rated from their par­ents serv­ing in the mil­i­tary.

The 21-day trip is to aid The Younger Heroes, a or­gan­i­sa­tion ded­i­cated to re­con­nect­ing the fam­i­lies of Aus­tralia’s armed ser­vices per­son­nel.

Glenn’s ride be­gins in Perth next week and he plans to be at Ko­matsu head­quar­ters in Syd­ney on July 30.

Glenn’s rea­son­ing for his sup­port of The Younger Heroes pro­gram stems from his net­work of friends and col­leagues who are veterans in the mil­i­tary.

At 16, Glenn tried to join the mil­i­tary straight out of school, but was deemed too young and has great re­spect for all men and women in­volved within the mil­i­tary.

“This is un­fin­ished busi­ness for me, the op­por­tu­nity to write a chap­ter missed in my ca­reer. I have the op­por­tu­nity now to serve those who have served,” Mr Swift said.

Glenn will leave his own fam­ily be­hind when he sets out on his jour­ney cross­ing the Nullar­bor Plain and then push­ing up into South Aus­tralia and across the western plains of New South Wales.

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey­mu­ni­ d484341

Glenn Swift has a big jour­ney ahead.

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