Story

Throughout my 14 years in the Military I had the privilage to work with individuals who have inspired and lead, motivated and driven me and others to deliver overwhelming results. 

Some have tragically given their lives in the environment a soldier dreamt of, though potracted periods in this setting shatter dreams and the reality of the long hard slog become apparent. The side affects of this exposure and solitude to an unforgiven theatre can soon become an inner war on home ground. A war which family, friends and mates can not understand and therefore support, intervene and ultimately win. 

As I embark on my greatest challenge to date I have chosen Combat Stress as my charity.  Even though I remain unscathed by the experience of war, I truly understand the need for this critical charity. 

Only a year or so ago I was with a few colleagues still serving who had completed another tour.  When one of them turned to me and asked" Does your performance coaching deal with people's heads? I replied "why"? His response " because mine is a complete mess"  The majority of individuals cannot bare to tell someone or ask for help, such is the stigma behind PTSD. This leads to the problem being compounded and a vicious cycle ensues.  

Due to the confidentiality of the services Combat Stress provide, this should no longer be a problem, the main problem is making people aware Combat Stress exists, so they can put the years of pain and agony behind them. Support from you will enhance and expand the treatment for sufferer's and ultimately pave the way for individuals to kick start their lives with true optimism. 

Thanks for supporting me on this expediton and primarily contributing to a charity that will be essential to future members leaving the armed forces. 

Kind reagards

Chris Foot

 

 

Raising money for

Ex-Services Mental Welfare Society (COMBAT STRESS)

Ex-Services Mental Welfare Society (COMBAT STRESS)

Charity Registration No. 206002

Combat Stress is the leading UK charity specialising in the care of Veterans’ mental health. We are currently supporting more than 5,200 ex-Service men and women. This includes 724 who served in Iraq and 396 who served in Afghanistan.

Donations 27

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Well done Chris a great achievement. I have been watching your progress with as much interest and pride as when you did the North Pole with Leanne.

Donation by Maureen Franklin-Smith on 05/01/11

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

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warmest good wishes for your success.

Donation by Edith Parkinson on 01/01/11

£100.00

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Good luck mate. Fantastic cause. I think Ben Franklin said, "energy and persistance conquer all things." Quite apt.

Donation by Joe Sedgwick on 24/12/10

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What an amazing journey! Good luck!

Donation by Stuart Burdess on 23/12/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Good luck. An amazing challenge and a fantastic cause. Qui audet adipiscitur!

Donation by Lucy Russell & Steve Behr on 22/12/10

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

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You are doing just great Chris. We are following you all the way. The Guiness's are lined up on the bar at the Con Club already donated by Dave & Ant

Donation by Susan Fennings on 22/12/10

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

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Good luck. A great cause.

Donation by Rachel Podolak on 15/12/10

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

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Those who can, do; those who can't, talk about it for a bit and forget. Inspirational stuff, Chris. Keep on walking!

Donation by Andrew Fox on 15/12/10

£50.00

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Best of luck to you!

Donation by Hatty Campbell on 10/12/10

£20.00

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What a wonderful thing to do. Good luck, pace yourself and make a safe return.

Donation by John Rogerson on 10/12/10

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Donation by John Collins on 03/12/10

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Enjoy, good luck and safe return to sunny Poole!

Donation by lyndsey conway on 20/11/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Amazing Chris. Best of luck!

Donation by Joe Jorlett on 16/11/10

£150.00

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What an amazing undertaking for a brilliant cause. Best of luck.

Donation by Anna Gilman on 12/11/10

£20.00

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Best of luck for the next few months Chris.

Donation by Portia Hart (YCO) on 10/11/10

£20.00

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Good luck Chris and looking forward to meeting you when you get back!

Donation by holly bottau (YCO) on 10/11/10

£75.00

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I will be following you every step of the way. If anyone is going to pull of this crazy endeavour it is you with your fantastic mental attitude!

Donation by Tina Fotherby on 10/11/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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Good luck, Chris

Donation by David Kitley on 08/11/10

£50.00

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Donation by Louise Ryder on 06/11/10

£40.00

+ £11.28 Gift Aid

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good luck buddy , dig deep mate ! see you end of jan for a few , take care mate ...

Donation by shane young on 05/11/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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Good luck champ, wishing you all the best on your epic adventure. I look forward to hearing all about it on your return.

Donation by Rupert Nicholson on 01/11/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Donation by mike borwick on 26/10/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Remember to 're-frame' Chris! A fantastic project for a really important cause. I look forward to linking up when you get back. Oli

Donation by Oliver Delany on 25/10/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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I am SO impressed with your Extreme Endeavor and thrilled to contribute to the Appeal .. see my blog on you:10/21/10 at whatgives365.wordpress.com!

Donation by Betty Londergan on 21/10/10

£65.00

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A great cause and challenge. All the best

Donation by Shaun French on 18/10/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,190.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,190.00
  • Gift Aid£166.41

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