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ABF The Soldiers’ Charity

The Afghan Memorial Run 27 September - 7 October 2012

Sergeant Sonia Clamp, Royal Army Physical Training Corps

Capt (Tfc Offr (EW)) Nicky Jefferson, ROYAL SIGNALS

 

Sergeant Sonia Clamp and Capt Nicky Jefferson are to undertake a gruelling challenge which consists of an eleven day running endurance event to mark the 11 anniversary of the Afghanistan Campaign.  This arduous event will start at the National Memorial Arboretum, Stafford on 27 September 12 and finish at Ternhill, Shropshire on 7 October 12.

 

Sonia and Nicky want to commemorate the lives of service personnel killed in action during the eleven year Afghanistan campaign by running the equivalent of nearly 17 marathons in 11 days (1 mile for every British Service person who has lost their life in Afghanistan).  The aim is to to raise money for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity because after 35 years combined service, they want to give something back to those who have given so much in the service of their country.  Sonia has organised and co-ordinated the event herself asking Nicky to run with her to help raise money and awareness. 

 

Richard Hackett, The Soldiers’ Charity Regional Director for the West Midlands said: “I am full of admiration for Sonia and Nicky.  To set themselves this gruelling event to commemorate those who have given their lives and to raise money for The Soldiers' Charity shows individuals who are both resilient and caring.  The money raised will go directly to helping soldiers and their families in the region so I hope that people will support them by donating on their Just Giving website “Afghan_Memorial_Run”.

 

The Soldiers’ Charity gives a lifetime of support to soldiers, former soldiers and their families in times of need.  The immediate help offered is a lifeline but the charity looks to the future, keeping ahead of the game, finding the best ways to give medical, technical and financial support to give the best possible outlook for the men and women who sacrifice so much for us.  Over the past two years there has been a 30% rise in people seeking help and this is expected to increase with the continuing operations in Afghanistan.

 

Thanks for taking the time to visit our JustGiving page.

 

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure.  Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails.  Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer.  So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

So please dig deep and donate now.

 

Updates 4

The Afghan Memorial Run was completed yesterday, with a fantastic reception at 1 R Irish. 11 emotional days for a very worthy cause. Thank you for your donations please spread the word. Team AMR

08/10/12 06:57

Two weeks to go!! We are ready to pound the streets, please dig deep in your pockets :) x x Everyone welcome for the final mile in ternhill on 7th oct 12 t approx 1600hrs. please come and run a mile for loved one, friend or just out of respect !

12/09/12 21:05

Thank you for the sponsors so far, very much appriciated!! Our training is going well, 10 weeks to go!! xx

19/07/12 21:08

Dig deep guys - truggling with sponsor for the Afghan memorial run. Last count, it is running 416miles in 11 days. Please support me, anyway you can.

27/06/12 09:59

Raising money for

ABF The Soldiers' Charity

ABF The Soldiers' Charity

Charity Registration No. 1146420 & SCO39189

We exist to give a lifetime of support to the wider Army family, regardless of where or when a soldier served. We act swiftly and efficiently in providing support in the form of grants to those who find themselves in real need. We also provide grants to charities who support the wider Army family.

Donations 168

Hi! - a very belated well done 2u both! I've done a few marathons (incl. Shrewsbury this June), & several (3) LDWA 100mile events in my time, & am pleased to sponsor your achievement & your cause!

Donation by Gill Evans on 27/10/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by jane new on 16/11/12

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

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A great effort, well done!

Donation by Jim Forrest on 28/10/12

Donation by Mark Gould on 27/10/12

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Joanne Millerchip on 13/10/12

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

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Simply awesome

Donation by David Spencer on 11/10/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Sheer madness.... But a great cause.

Donation by Daniel Clayton on 11/10/12

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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Incredible achievement - weel done ladies

Donation by Mick W on 09/10/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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well done

Donation by David Rees on 09/10/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Fantastic achievement! Well done you have done yourselves, country and fellow servicemen and women proud!!

Donation by Matthew Norman on 09/10/12

£10.00

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Well Done guy's

Donation by Stephen Eaves on 08/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 08/10/12

Donation by Anonymous on 08/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Awesome achievement - well done both of you.

Donation by Nick Rutsch on 08/10/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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A great achievement for a fantastic cause. Well done girls.

Donation by Anonymous on 08/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done girls a fantastic achievement

Donation by Sarah Watt on 08/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Congrats, well done!

Donation by Anonymous on 08/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Congratulations girls, absolutely brilliant achievement and cause.

Donation by Steven Rimmer on 08/10/12

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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Fantastic effort - well done girls! Xx

Donation by Jilly Cross on 08/10/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Well done, fantastic effort.

Donation by Grahame Hyland on 07/10/12

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A good job for a good cause well done

Donation by John Clift on 07/10/12

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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Well done, great work!

Donation by William Halpern on 07/10/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Well done Ladies.

Donation by JJ Smith BEM on 07/10/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done to the pair of you, absolutely amazing.

Donation by Paul Kennedy on 07/10/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Brilliant idea perfectly executed! Raising awareness of the sacrifices of our soldiers and funds for their charity :-) Fantastic effort girls!

Donation by Douglas McLay on 07/10/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£3,875.50
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£3,875.50
  • Gift Aid£843.88

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