£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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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.

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 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.

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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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L3 TRL Technology named as official sponsor of Tour de Troops

Defence and cyber security company, L3 TRL Technology is proud to be the official sponsor of Tour de Troops, the endurance cycling challenge that’s part of The Captain James Wadsworth Challenge, in aid of military charity the Felix Fund. The Tour de Troops is a five-day Land’s End to John O’Groats cycle commencing Thursday 7th June to Monday 11th June.

Founded by Captain James Wadsworth CGC, The Captain James Wadsworth Challenge combines the Tour de Troops, which ran previously in 2017, with the newly launched Soldier’s Pass Run.

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