Kokoda 2023

Help me create a mentally healthier world!

I'm standing up to join Team Black Dog to turn ground breaking research into life saving action.

Mental illness affects 1 in 5 Australians every year, with the most common being depression and anxiety. Mental illness doesn’t discriminate. It affects people from all walks of life — individuals, families, workplaces and communities.

I'm inspired by the work of Black Dog Institute and want to support them by raising money as part of my participation in Black Dog Institute's Hike for Mental Health: Kokoda 2023.

Please help me help them by giving whatever you can.

The more people that know about Black Dog Institute, the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot to so many!

My Achievements

Uploaded Profile Pic

Added a blog post

Self donated

Shared page

Reached 50% of fundraising goal

Reached 100% of fundraising goal

My Updates

On the final stretch

Thursday 19th Oct
As we approach the final weeks before i head off to Kokoda i would like to send a huge thank you to all that have supported me along this fundraising journey as with yesterday's Donut and cookie day the support i was given from Specialty Donuts who supplied the donuts and Rydges Hotel Campbelltown for allowing me to host the fundraiser was outstanding.
As some of you are aware i have completed Kokoda before in 2017 and i had the best time and made some great friends who i admire and respect.
Kokoda itself is a challenge and a testing place, it has beauty, and a tough side that you will all sit back at the end of the day and appreciate what our young lads went through in their time of war. The best advice that i have is just enjoy every moment it's something that will stay with you forever. once again Thank you to all for your support so far it means a lot.
Cheers Wayne

Starting to build

Tuesday 15th Nov
Hi All,
Only a couple of weeks in and I'm just over the $1300 mark on my fund-raising efforts. 
I'm ever so greatful to those kind souls who have donated to this wonderful cause. 
My aim is to hopefully reach my half wat goal by December so if any one would like to kindly donate it would be greatful.
Again thank you so much for your generosity. 
Cheers Wayne 

Thank you

Monday 31st Oct
A massive thank you so far for the donations that I have received. 
I'm overwhelmed by how generous everyone has been so far.
Thank you

Thank you to my Sponsors


Mark Jones

All the best with your Kokoda walk.


Donut And Cookie

Money raised for the donut and cookie fundraiser. Thanks everyone who enjoyed the treats and donated.


Louise Ulberg




Michelle Soto

Keep up the amazing work Wayne!


Nathan Macintosh





Well done Wayne!


Annelise Sutherland

Amazing effort, we’re all proud of you!


Alison Hamilton

Go Wayneo


Lachlan Haidle



Second time around - Legend Wayno


Al Barclay

Good cause mate 👍


Kokoda Easter Egg Guessing Competition

Big thank you to everyone who had guesses in the Kokoda Easter egg guessing competition.


Claudia Harding

Claudia & Alvaro support you in your journey to a better mental world well done.



Love this cause!


Alvaro Braseiro


Ross Williams

I'm donating a portion of my winnings from the Kokoda blackdog raffle run by Wayne.


Kokoda Blackdog Raffle Money



Geoff Evans

Happy to help for such a good cause


Patricia Saxelby

Good luck! We're cheering you on! Best wishes from High End Performance & Automotive


Michael Brooker

Great work mate. Great cause. Keep up the great work.


Rydges Hotel Campbelltown

way to go


Rydges Campbelltown

Great work keep going


Rydges Hotel Campbelltown

Well done Wayne great cause


National Duct Clean

Good luck Wayne. Very good cause


Gabriele Famler


Bex Smith

Good Luck, fantastic cause!


Kris Storek: Cfi



Geoff Eagles

Great work Wayne. Hope you have a great experience!


Chris Daly

My wife and I wish you all the best in your challenge


Francesca Parodi

Good job Wayne!!!!



Awesome work Wayno!!


Anthony Bekiaris - Harcourts Campbelltown

Good on you Wayne! Congratulations mate such a great cause.


Rob Adam

Great work, Wayne. A worthy course and a tremendous physical challenge. Good luck, and please keep me updated on your adventure.


Jessica Gradden

Great cause Wayne and best of luck!


Et Security & Fire Pty Ltd

Good job Wayne, great effort.


Michelle Adamson

You are my hero.


Wayne Adamson