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Are you ready for the 24-hour life raft survival challenge?

It will be cold, it could get windy, and it will definitely be wet!

A Cornish sailing charity is calling out for intrepid individuals prepared to leave their home comforts and spend 24 hours in a life raft for charity.

On Friday May 18, a team of brave volunteers will climb into an inflatable life raft and be floated out into Falmouth Harbour to battle the wind and waves. The day-long challenge aims to raise funds for Turn to Starboard, a sailing charity supporting Armed Forces personnel affected by military operations.

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Row2Recovery Team Trident break World Record for fastest pair to row the Atlantic Ocean

An amputee war veteran has just set the record time for rowing across the Atlantic in what is branded the world’s toughest endurance race.

Former Para Jordan Beecher and Captain Jon Armstrong became the fastest pair to complete the gruelling crossing as they powered their seven-metre-long boat to the finish line in just 37 days, beating the previous record by around three days.

The pair, who first met in the back of a Land Rover as new recruit Paratroopers on a military exercise on Salisbury Plain, braved mountainous seas and 40C temperatures on the 3,000-mile journey from the Canary Islands to Antigua.

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Charity challenge to raise £100,000 for training boat

A new charity challenge is looking for supporters to help raise £100,000 in a year for a training boat to help injured veterans.

The Float-A-Boat campaign hopes to raise £100,000 during 2018 for the sailing charity Turn to Starboard – to help meet demand for its sail training service for veterans affected by military operations and their families.

As well as taking part in key fundraising events including a 24-hour life raft survival challenge, ‘It’s a knockout’ competition and a coastal obstacle course, supporters are invited to make a donation by text message or create their own fundraising event.

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Blind veterans join local champion boxers as part of New Year fitness week

A group of blind veterans have joined local boxers and trainers at the famous Brighton and Hove Amateur Boxing Club as part of a fitness week led by the charity Blind Veterans UK.

Seven vision-impaired ex-Service men and women visited the iconic boxing gym in Hove to train with three of the Hove ABC’s specialists including Scott Welch, retired professional boxer and former ABA Amateur Heavyweight Champion.

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Haig Housing Annual Charity Golf Day

The fabulous Addington Golf Club near Croydon in Surrey is once again playing host to Haig’s annual Charity Golf Day. It is open to 72 players or 18 teams of 4 @ £150 per head. Players all receive a breakfast bap, tea/coffee, goodie bag, 18 Holes of golf on a premier and challenging course, the first drink at the 19th hole and first-rate 2 course lunch after the game. Enrol your own team or we will group individual players.

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Blind civil servant from Cumbria to take on 100km challenge for sight loss charity

A blind civil servant from Barrow-in-Furness is training to complete a 100 kilometre walk for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

Adrian Treharne MBE, 46 and born in Catterick Garrison, signed up to the event to satisfy a growing urge to test himself physically. He explains: “For a while now I’ve wanted to do some fundraising that’d allow me to push my body to the limit, and the 100k Yorkshire just seemed like the perfect opportunity.

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A New Year challenge to make a difference to the Armed Forces family

Sign up to the Midlands 30:30 challenge on 17th February for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, helping those in need

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity is shouting out to the local community to sign up for an exhilarating challenge for 2018 – Midlands 30:30. Consisting of a 30 mile or 30 km trek across the beautiful Uttoxeter countryside whilst wearing 30lb backpacks, teams of four will compete to cross the finishing line.

This year, there is also an adjusted 14:18 route for teams wishing to take on a less daunting challenge, where trekkers will cover 14km carrying 18lb packs.

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Military charity challenges brave soles to walk on fire

A military charity is challenging local residents to test their nerves in a daring fire walk.

On Saturday 28 April, Blind Veterans UK will be hosting the Worcester Fire Walk Challenge, a 15 feet walk over hot coals, at New College Worcester. The coals will reach temperatures of 1200 degrees Fahrenheit, 100 degrees more than it takes to melt aluminium.

Victoria Beech, Regional Fundraiser for Blind Veterans UK, says: “We love offering our supporters new and exciting ways in which they can fundraise for our charity.

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Cornwall health care worker to take on 100km challenge for charity that supports her father

A health care worker from Cornwall is training to complete a 100 kilometre walk in Yorkshire for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women that supports her father.

Sue Edwards, 49 and from Hayle, explains that the care the organisation has provided her father with fed her decision to fundraise on its behalf. She explains: “He became a beneficiary about 18 months and absolutely loves it. My mum too. They’ve been down to the charity’s Brighton centre three times already and always have a fantastic time!

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