Transport and logistics company, Toll Group, is a proud supporter of Soldier On, a charity focused on supporting the needs of the Australian veteran community.
Soldier On, according to Toll, enables Australian veterans and their families to thrive, by providing a holistic model for support. This includes Health and wellbeing programs, employment support, education support programs and participation and social connection activities.
“We are a veteran-supportive organisation, working in collaboration with Soldier On’s Pathways program to help more veterans and their family members to secure long-term meaningful careers,” Toll said in a statement.
Toll is a platinum pledge partner with Soldier On.
The charity was founded in 2016. It currently has centres in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra as well as offices in Adelaide, Albury, Brisbane, Newcastle, Port Macquarie and Perth.
In March, Soldier On raised more than $150,000 at a gala ball event in Canberra to support serving and ex-serving veterans and their families.
Soldier On CEO, Ivan Slavich, said he was overwhelmed by the outstanding support that was received on that night.
“It is fantastic to see so many influential members of the Defence and business communities coming together in support of our serving and ex-serving veterans and their family members,” said Slavich.
“The funds raised at the National Gala Ball will allow Soldier On to deliver more of its services to our participants. We will be putting on more psychologists, more counsellors, and offering more social connections services to try and help prevent veteran suicide.”
On 1 March 2021, Soldier On hosted a virtual walking challenge, calling upon Australians to walk 96 kilometres – the length of the Kokoda – during the month to raise funds to help prevent veteran suicide.
The challenge paid tribute to the sacrifices Australian soldiers made in Kokoda in World War II and highlighted the importance of helping serving and ex-serving veterans.