16 C
Byron Shire
December 1, 2022

From Margaret River to Byron to save veterans

Latest News

Roller skating, skateboarding and more for Lismore

The ‘Lismore Urban Sports Precinct’ will deliver skateboarding, roller skating, BMX, scootering and sport climbing infrastructure as well as associated recreational infrastructure. 

Other News

Fostering local writing talent

Since 2001, the Byron Writers Festival Residential Mentorship has been inspiring writers on the path to publication. This year saw four writers spend a week in Possum Creek being mentored by Walkley Award-winning journalist and author, Sarah Armstrong.

Education shaping up to be a key battleground in NSW election

There is a teacher shortage and both the NSW Greens and Labor are focussing their efforts on highlighting the situation the NSW public education system is in as they campaign for the next NSW election. 

Support for the Mullum Show

What a privilege it was as an older resident to be able to participate and enjoy the annual Mullumbimby...

For the record

Since early January 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic started, when the world population started to be informed of the...

The fight for patient ratios and safety continues

As nurses and midwives around the country fight for better staff-to-patient ratios the union decided to strike again on Wednesday.

Barrio now open every Sunday

If you’re already dreaming about the weekend, how does spending a long lunch at Barrio Eatery & Bar sound? Owing...

William ‘Will’ Burnett served in the RAAF for ten years in logistics and ended his career as a well-established physical training Instructor. After his discharge, on his return from the Middle East, his mental health declined and he struggled through the clinical health system.

Along with physical conditions, Burnett suffered from depression, anxiety and PTSD. He was told by the physician that by 35 he would more than likely be in a wheelchair. 

Burnett says he connected with Survive to Thrive Nation (STTN) and ‘was inspired by the thousands of veterans who not only recovered through their evidence-based personal development program. Many are becoming coaches and mentors across Australia for other veterans.

A 4,500km journey

Will Burnett earlier in the week crossing the The Great Divide. Photo Instagram.

With the aim of helping other veterans, on 7 September 2022, William stepped off on a 4,500km journey, running from Margaret River, WA to Byron Bay to raise money for STTN. He is running, on average, 56km a day for a total of 81 days. At this point, William has broken one Guinness World Record. 

Burnett plans on completing a 24-hour run on the 25/26 of November before arriving into Byron on 27 November to hit the finish line at around 11am at Wategos Beach.

For more information, visit: projectlight.live.


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Firefighter injured battling large blaze in vehicle scrap yard

Fire fighters battled explosions and large blaze in a vehicle scrap yard at Trenayr, north of Grafton on Monday.

World AIDS Day – time to end transmission

Over 40 million people have died worldwide of AIDS over the last 41 years and ending the transmission of HIV is the aim of a specialist taskforce being set up by the Federal Government announced today on World AIDS Day 2022. 

Climate change a threat to local Gondwana rainforest mountain frogs

A new Southern Cross University study predicts that two species of mountain frogs located on the NSW/Queensland border are on track to be extinct by 2055.

Ballina council to kick-start waste reduction policies and projects

The Ballina Shire Council has voted unanimously to adopt a newly drafted policy aimed at waste reduction.