STRENGTH IN NUMBERS: Steve Steele and Barry Kenyon from Soldier On are hoping for a big turnout at their upcoming world record attempt.
STRENGTH IN NUMBERS: Steve Steele and Barry Kenyon from Soldier On are hoping for a big turnout at their upcoming world record attempt. Contributed.

Battery World charges up in an attempt to enter record books

IPSWICH Battery World are hoping to become world record holders when they host their arm wrestling competition this month.

The business is asking as many people as possible to come on down to the store on Friday, November 9 to wrestle Howdie Farrar and his team to help them set the record.

The attempt is also a way for them to support Soldier On, a national charity which helps veterans.

Across Australia, Solider On provides support and assistance to service personnel and families across the whole of the defence forces, including individuals from the Australian Federal Police and Australian Border Patrol. It was formed because there was no single organisation focused on supporting both younger veterans injured physically and psychologically and their family members: making sure those impacted by their service during peacekeeping operations, training exercises, and general duties were provided assistance.

Mr Farrar from Battery World Ipswich said Soldier On was a charity they were proud to support.

"Every two years all the Battery World stores throw our support behind a new charity," he said.

"The work Solider On does and has been doing for many years is immeasurable. It's all about inclusion so no one has to feel alone or isolated.

"We would love as many people as possible to come down and help set the record. This is a great way a selfie can really benefit the community just by uploading a photo. Bring a friend, you don't have to arm wrestle us and all donations will go directly to Solider On."

Soldier On's national fundraising director Barry Kenyon said supporting the arm wrestle was a great way to say thank you to our returning veterans.

"No one has set a world record for arm wrestling before," Mr Kenyon said.

"What makes this special is Soldier On is about keeping defence families together by being stronger together as a community. The arm wrestle challenge is called 'Stronger Together' because families of service personnel can experience significant stress so supporting the entire family is integral to the wellbeing of all concerned."

It costs a gold coin to participate.


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