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Weʼre raising £2,000 to Give something back to a veteran who promised to give all for you.

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In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit.

These men promptly escaped from a maximum-security stockade.

Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire. The A-Team

We were not this crack team of Commandos - but we were young people (once - and still are in mind, if not body) who joined various branches of the Armed Services, to defend the free world - (And to have a good time whilst we were doing it.)

One such dedicated individual was George 'Poncho' Imrie.

A ninja clerk of the highest order, who could staple the shit out of a stack of papers in 30 seconds flat.

A quality football player, at least in the bar shouting at the TV, a Casanova with the ladies, providing he met them BEFORE he went to the bar and a singer and delightful drinker whenever he went to the bar - despite suffering from the Scottish sickness of short arms and deep pockets.

Poncho gives his all for his family, friends and country - he did then... and still does now.

As is Poncho's way, he never does things by half, and whilst trying his second favourite hobby of balcony bungee, he fell on his head - which under normal circumstances, would have been the safest thing to land on, but on this occasion, he managed to break his neck - and suffered life changing injuries, which includes paralysis.

Poncho is approaching this in his normal - 'suck it up' attitude - and great support from his partner Moira, and his family.

But - I'm sure that we, his extended family and friends. can try to make their life a bit easier .

A few of us are intending to do the 3 Peaks challenge next year - but as a training event - Todd & I have signed up for a 13 mile winter fell run

http://www.theheartofnorthumberland.co.uk/event/hedgehope-winter-wipeout/

So splash some cash - more events to follow


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  • David Neil Gow

    David Neil Gow

    22 days ago

    David Neil Gow

    Wow.... whoever donated £400 thank you... you were either going to buy me a fantastic present for Christmas... or a lot of drinks... and must have been expecting me to put out after those drinks...... Cheers It is much appreciated.

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  • David Neil Gow

    David Neil Gow

    23 days ago

    David Neil Gow

    Cheers again for the donations folks - and thanks to my Brother John for encouraging people to donate to this fund for his sunshine marathon in Malaga ...... Much appreciated.... If anyone is interested in coming to watch Todd and I make tits of ourselves in the snow..... let me know... we could have a weekend of booze and memories..... which apparently is the best preparation for this sort of thing...... ..... but if you fancy - let me know and I will see if I can sort something out Keep digging deep....Please.

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  • David Neil Gow

    David Neil Gow

    24 days ago

    David Neil Gow

    Just checked the essential kit list for the 13 mile fell run, and nowhere does it mention Gin and Tonic! what are these people heathens?

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  • John Aird

    John Aird

    Dec 3, 2016

    That's great what your doing for Geordie !!!

    £30.00

  • George Downie

    George Downie

    Dec 3, 2016

    Nice one guys.

    £100.00

  • Lynne Bowry-Thompson

    Lynne Bowry-Thompson

    Dec 1, 2016

    You're crackers!

    £20.00

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