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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

    a month ago

    David Neil Gow

    Well the deed was done.... 13 miles of pleasure and pain.... 5 hours and 50 minutes of fun andday bitching.... pain...pleasure ..snow... River crossings... and presenting poncho with his T-shirt. Best weekend... with the best people Not fast... not pretty.... but so much fun.

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    David Neil Gow

    a month ago

    David Neil Gow

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  • David Neil Gow

    David Neil Gow

    a month ago

    David Neil Gow

    Cheers once again to all those who have donated..... and thanks to my colleagues in Engie who have put their hands in pockets to donate to help someone they have never met... or perhaps theyou just want me out of the office for a few days....

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3 months ago

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  • Benjamin Chaffin

    Benjamin Chaffin

    Feb 20, 2017

    Well done chaps

    £20.00

  • Dale

    Dale

    Feb 3, 2017

    Well done to The Gow and the rest of the A-Team a great achievement in what I've heard were fantastic conditions.

    £10.00

  • N Palfreyman

    N Palfreyman

    Feb 1, 2017

    Sorry this is late - hope all went well .......

    £30.00

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David Neil Gow

David Neil Gow

Northumberland, UK

just a man... with a page wanting to help a good friend .... who once set fire to our flat... whilst he was dressed as a nun.... with gravy browning on his face...... hang on a minute!

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