Learn about our passionate team, and how you can help!
The organising team is made up of two veterans of the Australian Defence Force:
Mark Burnett - 11 Years Service Royal Australian Engineers - Veteran of UNTAG Namibia 1989 - Current job, Manager Works, East Gippsland Shire Council
Pete Miller - 33 Years Service Royal Australian Air Force, discharged August 2021.
- Veteran of 5 overseas deployments
Mark and Pete's spouses and other family members wlll make up the Support Team for the Big Lap
Commencing the day after ANZAC Day 2023, a small dedicated team of veterans will circumnavigate Australia by motorcycle over a 6-month period. Accompanied by family members and trained professionals, we will visit facilities dedicated to veterans and defense bases to talk about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The objective of this mission is twofold:
1. To raise awareness of the causes and effects of PTSD, and to encourage veterans and their families/carers and military personnel to reach out for help early.
2. To educate on the development of well-researched and tailored mental health services and programs for the younger veterans’ community
The intended route will be from the muster point at East Sale Air Force Base on 26th April 2023 to:
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