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February 2015

The 2015 Cateran Yomp

The 2015 Cateran Yomp

​Registration for the 2015 Cateran Yomp is now open! Taking place in the stunning surroundings of the Scottish Highlands, the Yomp is a challenging trek of 54 miles over the course of 24 hours.

Hundreds of people take part each year, and from the pasta party the night before, through to the zip wires, archery and clay pigeon shooting in between, right up until you and your team cross the finish line, it's one of the most enjoyable fundraising events of the year....

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April 2015

Disabled veteran to take on 1,000 mile world record challenge

Disabled veteran to take on 1,000 mile world record challenge

​Andy McIntosh, a 42 year old veteran of The Cheshire Regiment, will attempt to beat the world record for the fastest journey from John-O'-Groats to Land's End on an electric mobility vehicle. 

Commencing this challenge on May 5th 2015, Andy will pilot a TGA Breeze scooter across the length of Britain in 16 days, in an effort to smash the old record of 24 days and nine hours. Andy did 14 years of service seeing action in Bosnia, Iraq and Northern Ireland but was...

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April 2015

British Army teams to scale Mount Everest

British Army teams to scale Mount Everest

​This April two teams from the British Army will simultaneously attempt to scale the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest. The teams are undertaking this momentous challenge in order to raise awareness of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. 

In 1923 Mallory and Irvine attempted to summit Everest in order to help deal with the trauma they had witnessed in the First World War trenches. What was then referred to as Shell Shock we now refer to as PTSD. Whilst the...

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April 2015

Benham’s first day commemorative covers

Benham’s first day commemorative covers

A specially-designed commemorative cover, in association with Benham, to mark the centenary of World War One has been produced for ABF The Soldiers' Charity. Each cover will be individually numbered and will come with a post-mark of August 4th. A limited edition of 1,914 has been produced, featuring the No Man’s Land garden for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity at the 2014 Chelsea Flower Show.

The cover costs £6.95 (incl. P&P), with all profits going straight to The...

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March 2015

The Soldiers’ Charity launches its new Charity film

The Soldiers’ Charity launches its new Charity film

​At the launch of its new film in London, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity presented former soldier and TV adventurer Levison Wood as its newest ambassador.

The film follows the stories of three of the Charity’s beneficiaries who lives it has helped. The film was produced by Media Trust and directed by David Hewitt. It is the first film the Charity has produced since 2010 after it was rebranded from the Army Benevolent Fund.

Levison Wood, who served in Afghanistan...

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