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Doncaster paralegal to take on mammoth 100 km challenge for military charity

A woman from Doncaster is training to take on a 100 kilometre walk across the Yorkshire Dales for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

Tracy Ford, 38, will be embarking on the challenge for the second time, having previously taken part last year in what was the challenge’s inaugural year.

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Dover veteran to take on 100 km challenge for military charity

A man from Dover is training to complete the 100 kilometre walk from London to Brighton for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

Berni Jenkins, 45 and born in Portsmouth, is aiming to complete the daunting course in under 30 hours, and is hoping to raise £1,000 for the charity.

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Charity roadshow promoting support for older veterans brings live music event to Great Yarmouth

A charity roadshow hosted by national military charity Blind Veterans UK and supported by Music in Hospitals is bringing a live music event to National Service and Armed Forces veterans in Great Yarmouth.

The event takes place on Thursday 2 February from 2.00pm to 4.00pm at The Priory Centre, Priory Plain, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1NW.

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Giving back to Gurkha communities

Many visitors to Nepal will be familiar with Ghandruk, a popular trekking destination on the way to the famous Annapurna mountain range.

Fewer people will know how the Trust has been helping to develop the town as part of our extensive support for communities in Nepal – giving back to a country that has offered so much to the UK over the last 200 years.

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Military charity unveils new anti-gravity treadmill purchased after blind veteran raised £15,000 with 100km walk

A new anti-gravity treadmill has been unveiled by military charity Blind Veterans UK after a blind veteran raised £15,000 towards its purchase.

Rifleman Paul Jacobs GM, 27, from Brighton who completely lost his sight whilst on operations in Afghanistan, raised the money by tackling Blind Veterans UK’s inaugural 100km challenge over the Yorkshire Dales in June last year.

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‘Champion of Champions’ Paddy Doyle to complete 550th record

Paddy Doyle, multi Guinness World Record Holder and a Royal British Legion beneficiary, is on target to reach his record 550th physical fitness challenge.

Currently the ‘Champion of Champions’ World Record title holder for the most fitness endurance records in one year, Paddy is now on target to achieve another historic milestone by reaching his 550th documented feat which will take place at The Royal British Legion Club in Berkswell, Solihull at 12pm on 12th February.

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Britain’s oldest Bomber Command pilot celebrates his 100th Birthday at Princess Marina House

On Tuesday 17 January, Bomber Command veteran, Bill Lucas, marked his 100th Birthday at the RAF Benevolent Fund’s Princess Marina House.

More than 65 guests joined Bill and his wife Sheena to mark the momentous occasion, with a special appearance from XV Squadron, one of Bill’s former Squadrons. Pilot Joe Rigg and Navigator Mark Swinton travelled down from RAF Lossiemouth and presented the centenarian with a commemorative print. During his RAF career, Bill completed more than 80 missions including the 1,000 bomber raid on Cologne in 1942 and was subsequently awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.

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Get fit and lean in 2017 for disabled veterans

Worthing-based charity, The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home (QAHH), is calling on local people to join their Worthing 10k running team, and help raise vital funds for disabled ex-Servicemen and women.
The Worthing 10k is one of the largest and friendliest running events in the south east, welcoming runners of all abilities to the flat seafront course on Sunday 4 June.

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Sussex advertising guru to take on mammoth 100 km challenge for military charity

A man from Mid-Sussex is training to take on a 100 kilometre walk from London to Brighton for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

Russell Deamer, 46 and from Burgess Hill, will be taking on the challenge for the third time with Colin Penaluna, a blind veteran from Suffolk, whom he first guided in 2014. Despite falling just short that year, they returned with a vengeance to finish the course in 24 hours in 2016.

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