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Orange Ex-Services' Club

Lunch & Learn with Nedd Brockman

The man from Forbes Shire that inspired the nation is coming to Orange for a talk about his epic journey across Australia, from the amazing support he received to all the trials and tribulations that featured in his 46.5 day run.

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Lunch & Learn with Nedd Brockman
Lunch & Learn with Nedd Brockman

Time & Location

03 Apr 2023, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Orange Ex-Services' Club, 231-243 Anson St, Orange NSW 2800, Australia

About the Event

The man from Forbes Shire that inspired the nation is coming to Orange for a talk about his epic journey across Australia, from the amazing support he received to all the trials and tribulations that featured in his 46.5 day run. He will also share his unique toolkit of tips, tricks and strategies to inspire the audience to harness their own potential and tackle their own personal challenges, no matter how big or small.

Nedd Brockmann is a 24 year old sparky from Central West NSW who, at 23 years old, became the fastest ever Australian to run across Australia, and second fastest in the world, having completed the run from Perth to Bondi Beach in just over 46 days. It was an incredible effort averaging over 80km a day for the nearly 4000km run. He embarked on the run to challenge himself, but also wanted to use the opportunity and the attention he was creating to try and also raise money for homeless charity Mobilise and set himself a target of $1 million.

During his run, his daily Instagram updates captured the hearts and minds of Australia, culminating in an iconic moment at the finish line on a Monday afternoon at Bondi Beach where more than 10,000 people welcomed him home in an emotional finish that will be remembered for years. The support for Nedd came from all walks of life, from truckies driving past him, farmers, kids doing bake stalls, council roadside workers, roadside diner chefs, to celebrities and politicians. He inspired messages of support from people including the Prime Minister, Jimmy Barnes, Hamish Blake, Carrie Bickmore, Pat Cummins, Ash Barty, global UFC champion Israel Adensanya, Hollywood actor Lily James, Hugh van Cuylenburg and 2022 Australian of the Year, Dylan Alcott. The final total raised for Mobilise to help the homeless was $2.5 million, with over $600k raised in the final day. Mobilse's fundraising total for the previous year was just $7,500!

Nedd's relentless focus on never giving up and keep showing up has inspired the nation.His incredible achievement and the way he did it has resonated with all ages and demographics and is driving people across Australia to take on new challenges.

This event is brought to you by RDA Central West along with major sponsor Business Orange, and is proudly supported by Audi Centre Orange, Chill Rite Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Charles Sturt University, Colton Computer Technologies, Inland Digital and Orange Motor Group.

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