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Retired Police Detective from Devon to take on 100km challenge for military charity

A retired Police Detective from Devon is currently training to compete in a 100km walk from London to Brighton for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for blind and vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

David Bailey, 56 and from Totnes, came across the event after his girlfriend forwarded him a link on Facebook. He recalls: “I love walking and try to do it as much as I can.

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Derbyshire man to take on epic 100km challenge for military charity

A man from Derbyshire is currently training to compete in a 100km walk in Yorkshire for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for blind and vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

Mark Henson, 57 and from Crich, will be taking part in the challenge with his walking group, the Sole Survivors. He says: “My friends Vanessa, Colin and Louise and I have been walking together for a number of years now and we’re always on the lookout for new and exciting challenges.”

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Man from Guildford to compete in 100km challenge for military charity

A man from Guildford is currently training to compete in a 100km walk from London to Brighton for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for blind and vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

Chris Garwood, 47, will be attempting the ultra-challenge for the third year in a row. Chris completed 72km in his first year, despite not having trained, but was unfortunately unable to finish due to injuries sustained to his feet. Last year, after saying he would never do it again, he once again found himself at the starting line. He recalls: “Even though I didn’t finish in 2016, I was still incredibly happy with what I’d achieved. 72km is an awfully big distance and not a lot of people can say they’ve walked it in one go!

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Nurse from West Midlands to take on 100 km challenge for military charity

A nurse from the West Midlands is currently training to compete in a 100km walk from London to Brighton for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for blind and vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

Alexandra Newton-Cox, 33 and from Halesowen, will be attempting the mammoth challenge for the second time, having first taken part in 2017. Despite not training, Alexandra still managed to walk an incredible 87km, while also raising over £600 for the charity. This year, she explains that she’s already started her training and is determined to finish. She says: “You really push your body to the limits. Even now, just the thought of doing it again makes me nervous. My hips are already aching and my stomach is doing flips. Don’t even get me started on the blisters!

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Army Reservist from Hampshire to take on 100 km challenge for military charity

An Army Reservist from Hampshire is training to compete in a 100km walk for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for blind and vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

Luke Barker, 30 and from Gosport, will be competing in the event for the second time, having previously finished in 2016. Luke says: “For me it was a fantastic opportunity to give something back to the veterans of this country who are living with sight loss. As a serving Army Reservist, it’s a cause that’s a close to my heart.

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West Sussex veteran to take on 100 km challenge for military charity

A veteran from West Sussex is currently training to compete in a 100km walk from London to Brighton for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for blind and vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

Dan Baldwin, 41 and from Worthing, will be taking part in the challenge with his friends Peter, Neil, Huw and Gary. He explains: “Gary, Pete, Neil and I were all in the Royal Mechanical and Electrical Engineers (REME) together. In fact, Gary, Pete and I all started the same apprenticeship course at Princess Marina College Arborfield together in 1994.”

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Nottingham man to run London Marathon for military charity that supports his friend

A man from Nottingham is training to compete in this year’s London Marathon for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for blind and vision-impaired ex-Service men and women that supports his friend.

Chris Walker, 42 and originally from Kent, applied after being inspired by friend and multiple Invictus Games medal-winning blind veteran, Jamie Weller. He says: “I’ve been saying for over ten years now that I’d love to do a marathon, but of course, like everyone else, there’s always been a good reason not to.

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Military Community take to the stage for Remembrance Sunday performance

A unique collaboration of wounded, injured and sick Service personnel, veterans and their families from across the UK will take to the stage this weekend for a one-off Remembrance performance at the Newcastle Theatre Royal.

The Royal British Legion’s recovery through the arts initiative, Bravo 22 Company, is delivered in partnership with The Drive Project and in collaboration with Newcastle Theatre Royal to put on the production on Remembrance Sunday.

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Seafarers UK calls for corporate teams to take on the 24 Peaks Challenge

The UK maritime industry’s most rewarding team-building event is on 7-8 July 2018, when up to 30 teams of trekkers will take on Seafarers UK’s 24 Peaks Challenge. Over 24 hours, 24 peaks over 2,400 feet in the Lake District are ascended by teams of four to six people. Awards are presented to the top fundraising team and the company that recruits the most teams.

Each team pledges to raise £4,000 for Seafarers UK, the charity that helps people in the maritime community by providing vital funding to support seafarers in need and their families.

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Red, White & Blue Day 2017

Last Friday, 6th October, marked the Charity’s annual Red, White & Blue day in schools. The annual fundraising initiative, which raises vital funds for ourselves, The RAF Benevolent Fund and The Royal Navy, and Royal Marines Charity, helps us to promote awareness of the difficulties faced by Service families.

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