About the 42 for 42
The 42 for 42 is a veteran initiated community group for those affected by the war in Afghanistan.
We aim to pay honour to those soldiers lost in battle and their mothers and fathers, wives and children who they have left behind.
For those soldiers who’s battle continues on their return home and the families affected by war, we aim to be able to offer a place for guidance to the right providers for welfare and advocacy support, a family-friendly atmosphere that brings us all together through our events and a place to honour our fallen and their families.
By building strong relationships with long-standing and great new initiatives in the veterans’ services sector and also through the relationships we are building in the corporate sector, through our fundraising and corporate events, we hope to bring together all the help that already exists and by working together lead our Diggers out of the darkness and reconnect them within their communities.
42 for 42 is a non-profit organisation founded by Afghanistan combat veterans. The team at 42 for 42 are dedicated to supporting the families of fallen Afghanistan soldiers as well as combat veterans who have returned from active duty in Afghanistan, and their families.
The main goal of 42 for 42 is constructing a war memorial specifically honouring Afghanistan combat veterans. The memorial also honours returned soldiers who lose the battle to suicide and mental illness at home. This memorial is being organised, supported and built by Afghanistan veterans and their families who are all volunteers.
Many Australian soldiers lives were lost during Australia’s involvement in the war in Afghanistan and lives are lost still when our soldiers return home due to depression, post-traumatic stress and other mental health issues affecting our veterans.
We raise money & awareness for those returned from Afghanistan and their families.
We do this by hosting a number of events, and fundraisers, as well as supporting other Afghanistan organisations and businesses.
- Raised money for Legacy
- Raised money for Diggers Rest, help build cabins & Soldiers Africa trip
- Raised money for R.A.E, Sappers run
- Raised money Australian Veteran Surfers
- Helped put veterans on Surf program with PTSD for Australian Veteran Surfers
- Supported families of Afghanistan fallen and Afghanistan veterans, by getting them to attend events, luncheons and dinners.
- Work for veterans at events
- Work for veterans through different businesses
- Advertise and support Afghanistan veteran groups & businesses; BRAWR, Smokin Sappers, AVS, Diggers Rest, Survive to Thrive -Dane Christison, Cafe Two 14, Industrial Fitness, Tom Schied-photographer
- Our Major project, Afghanistan Memorial/Remembrance garden, A project for 42 for 42 and Afghanistan veterans and families.
Majority of raised funds go directly to the build, but we still have a long way to go to fund the entire project.