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Hello everyone and welcome to the charity website of the ‘Afghan Aces’.  We are a group of Military people from across the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force who work at the Quartermasters Department at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan.  We are raising funds and awareness for the ‘Support our Soldiers’ charity who do tremendous work improving our moral, providing tastes of home in comfy boxes.  They are not limited to this kind of work and involve themselves in the more difficult aspects of service life including providing essentials to those hurt while on operations or assisting families adjusting to life with an injured loved one.  This is their 10 anniversary and are trying to raise funds to support Regional Rehabilitation Units that continue the outstanding work started at Headley Court.

 

So what are we going to do to earn your cash????  The 29 June is Armed Forces day and the middle weekend of the Tennis at Wimbledon so we thought mix the both occasions and do a 24 hour Tennis marathon! Tennis in Afghanistan?????! Yes that’s right, we will clear away the whole of our work spacse and set up the court.  There will be about 20 of us playing doubles in a ‘winner stays on’ arrangement playing a ‘best of 3 games’ format.  So those of you any good at maths will realise our chances of any sleep is virtually Nil!  We will be playing in some kind of fancy dress too just to add to the occasion!  So what do you think?  Has to worth a few quid for a good cause – right?  Hopefully your agreeing and rushing for your credit card – thanks!

 

We’ll keep you updated and post a few photo’s to keep you interested but we will be earning your money using the precious little down time he have on operations to raise funds and awareness for a Military charity on a special Military day.

 

Please remember to leave a message with your donations. Make them funny, personal, inspirational or supportive but do make one as we’ll all read them to see us through the tiring early hours and of course the Tennis Elbow!!!!

 

Thanks for your support

 

The ‘Afghan Aces’ team

 

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So please dig deep and donate now – Ta.

 

 

 Our thanks to Guy Trepannier and Lee Faldon at 'Street Tennis'  – the kit is great!

Updates 10

That looks like all the money is now in and a great total - we, as a team, are very happy. Thank you all for your support and donations, it was a fun eveny and a great summer for British Tennis. All the best. The 'Aces' :0)

13/07/13 22:47

We've done it! Thanks for your support & donations. We're tired now but the court has to be turned back into a dispatch area & then we return to work!! The web site will stay open for short while to pick up straglers & update the site with the amount raised ut here. Aces!

30/06/13 11:11

We're through the early hours and have about 4 hours to go. Its been a bit tough and people finding all sorts of places to sleep no matter how short! Almost there but keep the donations coming and keep forwarding our page. Thanks for all your support.

30/06/13 04:09

13 Hours it and we are still going strong. We had a great BBQ and loads of people came to cheers us on and enjoy a good fun evening. The hard hours are ahead now!! So a few catching some sleep where and when they can!! See pic.

29/06/13 21:26

Hi All, we are now 7 hours in and have just 'sparked' up the BBQ for 5 hours of social, raffles, auction and of course more tennis. Great to see the money creeping up but please keep telling your friends to donate here or via text. Hope your having fun the. The Afghan aces.

29/06/13 15:34

Raising money for

Support Our Soldiers

Support Our Soldiers

Charity Registration No. 1120684

The aim of Support Our Soldiers is to provide support for our serving men and women, and their families at home. This is done in every practical way possible including writing to deployed personnel, sending welfare packages (throughout the year as well as at Christmas), helping those recovering from injuries, raising welfare issues and providing support and guidance to family members.

Donations 44

Keep up the good work.

Donation by Anonymous on 08/07/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Well done guys - you do a sterling job!! From all at firstluggage.com

Donation by PJ Grindley on 05/07/13

£22.00

Noel and nicole

Donation by Anonymous on 01/07/13

Proud of you all. Well done from the gang at the Lord Barrington, Stakeford

Donation by Anonymous on 30/06/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Good on you Ethan. We need plenty of pics of you in your dolphin poncho. Hope you raise loads

Donation by Grandy on 29/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

To Ethan Barnascone and all the gang, have fun and raise money.

Donation by Alex strong on 29/06/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Hope you're all smashing it!

Donation by CE Searle on 29/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck guys #afganaces

Donation by Tom lockyear on 29/06/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Keep up the good work and get home soon. Go Pammy! :)

Donation by on 29/06/13

$20.00

Good luck with your tournament, remember drink plenty of water! Neil 'pogo' Pattison I want pictures of you in your morph suit please!!!! Have fun xxxx

Donation by L evans on 28/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good cause. Proud of what u guys do for our country!!

Donation by on 28/06/13

$20.00

Good Luck Lads & Happy Armed Forces Day xxxx

Donation by Donna Armstrong on 28/06/13

£10.00

Hope it goes great, fantastic job your doing!!

Donation by K PLUMMER on 28/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 28/06/13

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Good luck with this event hope its not to hot, thanks for all you do :)

Donation by Anonymous on 28/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

text donation

Donation by Anonymous on 28/06/13

£5.00

Donation by john henderson on 27/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

That must be love all.

Donation by Dennis Auty on 26/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 26/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 26/06/13

£10.00

Good luck lads - proud of you for doing this. Best wishes.

Donation by Glenn & Elaine on 25/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck all - hope you make a racquet - I mean packet ;) I know - but I tried!! X

Donation by Jo - Jade and Tam HB xx on 24/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Hi Gareth - 1st day of Wimbledon and we're missing you already! Wishing you and your colleagues the best of luck. See you soon hopefully. Ali Sowersby

Donation by Anonymous on 24/06/13

£20.00

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Good luck with the tennis and thanks for all you do , stay safe . bill & Sylvie x

Donation by bill & sylvie faldon on 24/06/13

£10.00

I help fundraise & pack the goody boxes for our troops abroad, I can not think of a more worthy cause. Lots & lots of luck to you all on this fundraising event. Love love love.

Donation by Sandra Heaton on 23/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£723.28
  • Offline donations£1,366.88
  • Text donations£5.00
  • Total raised£2,095.16
  • Gift Aid£143.75

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