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Combat Stress team to take part in Cotswold 24 Hour endurance race for veterans’ mental health charity

A team from veterans’ mental health charity, Combat Stress will be taking part in the Cotswold 24 Hour endurance race to raise money for the charity.

On Saturday 22 July Charlotte Harvey, Charlotte Mackintosh, Jamie Clapton and Ian Hoy, four employees from the charity’s Shropshire based treatment centre, Audley Court, will join forces with Danny Hirst, a Combat Stress supporter to run as many 9k loops as possible within a 24 hour timeframe.

The Cotswold 24 Hour endurance race is an individual or team relay race held in the heart of the Cotswolds. The race is run over an off-road 9km mixed course including forest trails and open tarmac paths.

Charlotte Harvey, Volunteer & Fundraising Officer at Combat Stress said;

“We’re all so proud to work for such an amazing charity that helps veterans’ with mental health problems rebuild their lives.

“This is what encouraged us to take part in the Cotswold 24 Hour endurance race, it’s going to be a massive challenge, but it’s great to know the money that we raise will be used to ensure the charity can continue to support every veteran that comes to us for help.”

To sponsor the team please visit justgiving.com/fundraising/the-un-named-team

To find out more about the work of Combat Stress please visit combatstress.org.uk

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For more information please contact Holly Ayres, PR Officer, on 01372 587165 or Holly.Ayres@combatstress.org.uk

Notes to editors:

Combat Stress is the UK’s leading mental health charity for veterans. Founded in 1919, our work is as vital today as it was after the First World War.

On average it takes 12 years after leaving the military for veterans to contact Combat Stress for help, by which time their condition is often highly complex. However veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts are coming to Combat Stress much sooner.

We treat conditions including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety. To help veterans rebuild their lives, we provide a range of free services:

  • Short-stay clinical treatment at one of our treatment centres in Ayrshire, Shropshire and Surrey
  • A specialist PTSD Intensive Treatment Programme – run at our three treatment centres
  • Outpatients – assessment by psychiatrists and psychologists enables us to diagnose, define and deliver the treatment veterans require
  • Occupational therapy – using meaningful and creative activity to encourage hope, wellbeing and recovery
  • Community Teams – a UK-wide network of Community Teams providing treatment and practical support to veterans
  • Substance Misuse Case Management Service – helping veterans to access the services for their drug and alcohol problems so their mental health issues can be addressed
  • A 24-hour Helpline for veterans, serving personnel and families (0800 138 1619)

Useful links

Our website: combatstress.org.uk
On Twitter: @CombatStress
On Facebook: facebook.com/CombatStress
On LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/combat-stress

Combat Stress, Registered Charity 206002; Registered Charity in Scotland SCO38828; Company Ltd by guarantee: 256353.

 

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