News

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.

Read more

£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.

Read more

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.

Read more

The Institute of Explosives Engineers confirmed as latest sponsors of Tour de Troops charity ride

The Institute of Explosives Engineers (IExpe) is the latest organisation to announce its sponsorship of the Tour de Troops endurance cycling challenge, raising money for Felix Fund, the charity supporting the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) community.

IExpe, the membership organisation promoting the highest standards in the explosives industry, join L3 TRL technology, Anchor Vans and iDeal Displays as sponsors of the event, a five-day cycle between Land’s End and John O’Groats taking place between Thursday 7 June and Monday 11 June.

Read more

 iDeal Displays to sponsor Tour de Troops endurance cycling event

Swindon professional signage company iDeal Displays is delighted to announce its support of the Tour de Troops endurance cycling challenge.

iDeal Displays, who also specialise in providing exhibition stands for businesses across the world, join L3 TRL technology and Anchor Vans as sponsors of the event, a five-day cycle between Land’s End and John O’Groats taking place between Thursday 7 June and Monday 11 June.

The company will be providing the signage for the support vehicles which are due to follow the riders on their mammoth journey, which takes in the 874 miles between Great Britain’s two most extreme points.

Read more

 Anchor Vans to support Tour de Troops cyclists

Anchor Vans, the UK’s biggest commercial vehicle hypermarket, will be supporting dedicated cyclists taking part in the Tour de Troops challenge this summer.

The event, a five-day endurance test that sees participants cycling all the way from Land’s End to John O’ Groats, is taking place in aid of military charity the Felix Fund.

The Felix Fund supports the country’s brave disposal experts, the EOD community and their families.

Official sponsorship for the event comes from L3 TRL Technology, a defence cbersecurity company.

Read more

Victory Swim goes from Cotswolds to The Channel!

Capt James Wadsworth Challenge Events releases details on the next two annual Victory Swims, a challenge offering different swimming lengths and environments

The Victory Swim, the annual water-based challenge supported by the Royal Navy, has announced its dates and details for both 2018 and 2019.

The 2018 event, which will raise money for the Felix Fund, will take place on Thursday 6 September at Waterland Outdoor Pursuits, Lake 32 Cotswold Water Park near Cirencester, Gloucestershire.

Read more

Tackling the Jurassic Coast Challenge in memory of a bomb disposal hero

On the 11th December 2017, Christopher Legg, an Ammunition Technician in the Royal Logistic Corps was tragically killed in a road traffic accident while serving in Canada.

Chris’ family; wife, sister, father and uncle are tackling the Jurassic Coast challenge in July to raise money for Felix Fund in his memory.

Taking on the 42km walk from Weymouth to Bridport they hope to raise a substantial sum which will go towards helping Chris’ friends and colleagues, both still serving and those who have since left the military.

Read more

Big Salute Grant Helps EOD & Search Personnel

Felix Fund is just one of a wide range of charities that offer help and support to service personnel, veterans and their families to have received BFBS Big Salute grants.
These latest grants have been funded by the 2016-2017 Big Salute campaign, thanks to generous donations and sponsored events undertaken by personnel and military communities from across the forces world.

And this year, the Big Salute fundraising pot had additional support from the Services Sound and Vision Corporation’s (SSVC) Board of Trustees.

Read more

UK & USA Bomb Disposal Charities Join Forces to raise funds in Washington DC

Two charities on either side of the Atlantic will once again be coming together to raise awareness and funds for the remarkable men and women of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Search community. In 2016 we held the Inaugural EOD charities Gala in London, and on 15th September 2018 we are pleased to announce another joint event this time at the Lansdowne Resort, Leesburg, VA. This event – hosted by Britain’s Felix Fund and America’s EOD Warrior Foundation – will raise funds for the two charities who support the EOD community.

Read more
Items 1 to 10 of 28
Our Executive Members

RT @SoldierOnAwards: We're incredibly proud to announce nominations for the #SoldieringOnAwards 2019 are now open - please RT, share and no… … view tweet

By @Cobseo 1 day ago