Beechboro man cycling from Perth to Adelaide to raise funds for Help Save Our Veterans and Overwatch Australia

David Beacham at Balladonia.
David Beacham at Balladonia.

A BEECHBORO resident has embarked on a 3000km ride from Perth to Adelaide to raise funds for veteran support services, Help Save Our Veterans and Overwatch Australia.

Former infantry soldier David Beacham, who served in the Royal Australian Regiment, started a GoFundMe page with a target of $15,000, in a bid to build an accommodation block and laundry on a Boyup Brook property.

The property is owned by a former Special Air Service Operator and would be utilised to house homeless ex-service personnel.

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Any leftover funds would be donated to Overwatch Australia.

Mr Beacham said he was a “nobody” that wanted to make better outcomes for war veterans.

Mr Beacham said he was “unfit” but he wanted to raise awareness for rehousing homeless ex-service veterans.

Overwatch Australia national business services co-ordinator Karen Court said the organisation was formed to assist current and former Australian Defence Force members who were at risk or in crisis.

“We were honoured that David Beacham selected Overwatch Australia as one of the organisations he has been promoting on his ride to Adelaide,” she said.

Mr Beacham started his journey at the Returned and Services League Eastern Regional Sub-branch in Bassendean on March 1 and will finish on March 31 at the Torrens Parade Ground, Adelaide.

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