Trek for heroes
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.
Glenn Swift has a big journey ahead.