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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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May 2015

Charity Ball to Support Nepal Earthqauke Relief

Charity Ball to Support Nepal Earthqauke Relief

After the tragic events in Nepal following the recent and devastating earthquake, two supporters, Kiren and Cathy Sharma, owners of Gravity Personnel, are now working with ABF The Soldiers' Charity and the Gurkha Welfare Trust to help raise much needed funds specifically for Gurkhas affected by the disaster. Working with our friends at the GWT, we support the whole of the Gurkha community, both in the UK and in Nepal.

A Charity Ball is now being held, with all...

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May 2015

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

Disabled war 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 be piloting a TGA Breeze scooter across the length of Britain over 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...

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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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