Victorian man running his way to Kalamunda to oppose bullying


Brett Hillier before he crossed the Nullarbor on foot.
Brett Hillier before he crossed the Nullarbor on foot.

A VICTORIAN who is passionate about opposing bullying is running from Melbourne to Perth to raise funds for the cause.

Bully Zero Australia Foundation is sponsoring Brett Hillier who will run 3500km to Kalamunda’s Stirk Park.

He started running from Federation Square in Melbourne on December 10 and has an expected arrival date of January 15.

The foundation was established to help educate, empower and protect children, adolescents, teachers, parents, apprentices and others from all forms of bullying.

The group has so far delivered more than 570 programs and has a hotline.

Bully Zero Australia Foundation chairman Shane Gillard said Brett Hillier was a great ambassador for the program the foundation ran.

“I grew up with two fingers on my left hand and I was bullied in my primary and secondary years,” Mr Hillier said.

“I am planning to run these 95km a day to represent resilience, hope and a way forward.”

The long distance runner has set a target of $100,000.

Help Brett reach his mission by donating funds by texting the word BULLY to 0437 371 371.