Hello and welcome to my JustGiving page.

I’m taking on what promises to be the toughest challenge of my life – a world record-breaking attempt to skydive onto the North Pole and swim beneath the Arctic ice cap – to raise funds for Combat Stress, the UK’s leading charity specialising in the care of veterans suffering mental ill-health.

In April, I will be joining a band of intrepid adventurers on the Above and Below challenge, a unique expedition that promises to put our courage and resilience to the test. Together, we aim to become the first team to parachute onto the Arctic ice sheet and complete a sub aqua dive in sub-zero waters during the same expedition.

All the money I raise will go towards the Combat Stress Enemy Within appeal, which aims to generate £30m to transform mental health services for veterans, increase awareness of their plight and encourage them to seek help sooner. As a former paratrooper who fought in the Falklands War, I have seen first hand the terrible impact of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder on former service personnel who fought for their country.

Thank you in advance for your kind donations

Tony Banks


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 5,600 ex-Service men and women. This includes 960 who served in Iraq and 662 who served in Afghanistan.

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£0.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£0.00
  • Gift Aid£0.00

* Charities pay a small fee for our service. Find out how much it is and what we do for it.