Felix Festival: Music to your ears

The Felix Festival, a live music event that raises funds for Felix Fund – the bomb disposal charity is back by popular demand on Saturday 7 September at Brickledons Farm, Silchester near Reading with Live Bands Late Night DJ as well as onsite bar and catering.

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Brigadier Gareth Collett CBE Closes Tour de Troops 2018

Brigadier Gareth Collett CBE closed Tour de Troops 2018 on 12 June 2018 by celebrating the gruelling five-day cycling challenge from Land’s End to John O’Groats, at Edinburgh Castle with the participants.

The challenge saw 15 civilian and military cyclists cover 874 miles in just five day which raised money for Felix Fund, the charity supporting the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) community.

Brigadier Gareth Collett is the Senior Explosive Ordnance Engineer in the UK MOD and has been a high threat bomb disposal operator for 25 years, conducting bomb disposal duties across Great Britain, Northern Ireland, the Balkans, Iraq, the Middle/Far East and East Africa.

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£1million Milestone for Felix Fund

Felix Fund has just reached the £1million mark for funds paid out in grants to individuals and groups from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Search community.

Since its launch back in April 2011 Felix Fund has been assisting serving personnel, veterans and their dependents from the bomb disposal community by providing grants for a whole host of items, help and support.

Recent examples of help given include, the provision of living expenses for a former soldier who needed to travel to Australia for pioneering surgery, after losing both legs in Afghanistan; a football wheelchair for the disabled son of a former Sapper and a specialist medical cap was provided for the baby son of a serving soldier. In addition, we have helped purchase bespoke sporting equipment for two former Sappers which then enabled them to compete in the Toronto Invictus Games last year, one of whom went on to win a silver medal.

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British Paralympian launches Tour de Troops 2018

Mel Nicholls, British Paralympian and hand cyclist, launches Tour de Troops, the five-day endurance cycle ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats, along with Councillor Ruth Hatton, Mayor of Tewkesbury Borough and Major Peter Norton GC.

Starting the ride in style, participants and the VIPs met at St. Barbara’s Barracks, Ashchurch, before driving down to Land’s End to start the epic journey which takes place 7 June 2017 to 11 June 2018. The Tour de Troops covers 874-miles in five days and is raising money for the military charity, Felix Fund, who support the Explosive Ordnance Disposal community and their families.

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