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Amanda & Jarrod’s story

Like many of us, COVID completely changed Amanda and Jarrod’s livelihoods. They had always been hardworking and financially stable – but COVID changed that.  They were worried about how this may impact their…
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July 14, 2021
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Chris’ story

Chris served for 8 years in the infantry until he suffered an accident and since his transition, he has been living with mental health challenges. ​ When Chris separated from his wife, he contacted Bravery Trust to see…
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June 11, 2021
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Kerry’s Story

"Bravery Trust enabled our family to create treasured memories with mum. I cannot thank them enough.’’ Kerry Speelman received a phone call no daughter wants. Her mother Joan had been given bad cancer news.​ She desperately…
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May 25, 2021
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Rodney’s Story

Bad luck was piling up for Rodney Sherriff. Rodney was struggling with bills after his partner died suddenly overseas, his dog died and he was diagnosed with cancer. ​ Rodney, who served in the…
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May 25, 2021
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Bethany’s story

Swamped with bills and mounting stress.... Bethany Setter, 55, from Doreen in Melbourne, was swamped with bills. She just couldn’t seem to get in front of the growing pile. Having…
Bravery Trust
April 29, 2021
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Gary’s story

Financial stress exacerbated my PTSD... Gary Daly was overwhelmed by worry about his finances and his children, but it was the threat of losing his car that brought the stress…
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April 29, 2021
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David’s Story

COVID adds further stress to an injured veteran Every year since 2012, Bravery Trust has been there to help hundreds of Australian veterans in times of financial crisis. One such…
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April 20, 2021
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Rebecca’s story

A long recovery meant leave without pay... Single mum *Rebecca (ex-serving Army) contacted Bravery Trust for help following an injury to her shoulder during duty. She already had numerous physical…
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April 19, 2021
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Bruce & Emma’s story

Family’s special trek across Brisbane. They have travelled thousands of kilometres across the world battling to hold their young children for the first time and working amid civil unrest. But…
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December 4, 2020
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Ready, set, go!

A huge thanks to the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel, Darren Chester for sending the Bravery Trekkers on their way at the start of Veterans’ Health Week (24…
Bravery Trust
October 30, 2020
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2020 Annual Stakeholder Report

We are pleased to announce the release of our 2020 Annual Stakeholder Report. Everyday Bravery Trust works with veterans and their families, who have been injured as a result of…
Bravery Trust
October 5, 2020
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Q&A with Garth Callender

We are delighted to welcome our passionate Ambassador Garth Callender, MBA, GAICD, as incoming Chairman, commencing 1 October 2020.We thought you might like to know a bit more about Garth:…
Bravery Trust
October 1, 2020
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Welcome to our new Chairman

Bravery Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Garth Callender MBA GAICD as incoming Chairman.  Mr Callender, who will succeed Peter Fitzpatrick AO, AM, (Mil), FSAE, GAICD, JP  upon his retirement…
Bravery Trust
August 18, 2020
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Gordon’s story

Gordon was medically discharged in 2006 with severe neck trauma, as well as lower back and knee injuries after serving in the Australian Defence Force for more than a quarter…
Bravery Trust
July 1, 2020
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Nev’s story

Bravery Trust are honoured to hear stories of service and life’s highlights and challenges from the veterans we support. Nev is an Australian veteran and Bravery Trust beneficiary. Nev, can…
Bravery Trust
June 17, 2020

Brave Stories

No two Australian veterans are the same. They’re everyday Aussies – united by their commitment to serve. We are proud to share their unique stories of service and bravery with you.

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