NFIA Patron’s Walk for Charity

We are proud to support the NFIA Patron’s Annual Walk for Charity and their ambassador Tim Thomas on his walk.

With a fundraising target of $500,000, 25 trekkers will be hiking on Tasmania’s East Coast from 3 – 7th November to support the important work of the UQ Queensland Brain Institute, the Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation and Mates4Mates on their mission to improve people’s lives.

About Tim Thomas:
Tim Thomas is a former Australian special forces commando with deployments to Afghanistan and East Timor. Tim suffered from PTSD and many physical injuries due to his service.
His goal is to improve the lives of those who have served their country and still want to serve their country. With the help of the NFIA Patron’s Walk for Charity, he’s confident to be able to make a massive impact together for the three charities.

About the charities:
The QBI is a world-leading neuroscience research institute dedicated to unlocking the mysteries of the brain by understanding and treating diseases, including motor neurone disease, dementia, anxiety and depression, epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease.

The Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation conducts innovative and life-changing research projects to fight the impact of major illnesses such as liver disease, cancer, and enhances the health and well-being of veterans.

Mates4Mates provide a way forward for veterans and their families experiencing service-related physical injuries, mental health issues and isolation.


The FireMate team wishes Tim and the other trekkers all the best on their walk and would like to encourage everyone to donate to this great cause!

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NFIA Patron's Annual Walk

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