$53,000 raised in soldier's honour
FAMILY and friends of fallen Murwillumbah soldier Private Nathan Bewes have raised $53,000 for Legacy in his honour.
Led by his partner Alice Walsh and his sister Stephanie Bewes, the Keep Walking Bewesy team took on the Bridge to Brisbane run last Sunday as the finale to their fundraising efforts.
In three weeks they raised $43,083, which was topped off with an additional $10,000 from Suncorp for being the highest fundraisers in the Brisbane run.
It was more than double the $20,000 target Ms Walsh had originally set out to achieve.
All funds will go to Legacy, an organisation dedicated to supporting families of deceased war veterans.
“We decided to create an event in honour of Nathan where we could promote awareness to our fallen, support to our serving soldiers and to show that we would not forget the sacrifice Nathan has made for us all,” Ms Walsh said.
“He might not be here with us any more but he can sure keep giving and continue making a difference through me.”
Pte Bewes was killed in July by a roadside bomb while on patrol in Afghanistan.
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