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raised of £5,000 target by 220 supporters

Weʼre raising £5,000 to Help raise awareness of Battle Back Golf and Detecting for Veterans.

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EVENT.

As of Monday 22nd March 2021, I Richard Lake, will be tabbing 26.2miles per day consecutively for 30days with a bergen weighing 28kg, to help raise awareness for Battle Back Golf and Dectecting for Veterans. I have set the target of £5000 which will be split between both Battle Back Golf and Detecting for Veterans.

By completing this event I will be the first person to do so. Nobody has done 30 back to back marathons with a weight of 28kg.

Why Battle Back Golf?

Battle Back Golf was founded at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, Headley Court in 2009. This military initiative is designed to utilise the sport of golf to support wounded, injured and sick (WIS) service personnel. Over the years the programme has proved successful in supplementing the physical, psycological and cognitive rehabilitation of over 200 serving and veteran personnel.

Battle Back Golf has played a significant part of a close friend of mines life. Simon suffered a life changing injury in November 2015. Simon who initially went into hospital to have his thyroid removed ended up having a Tracheostomy which ended his military career And permanently changed his life. Simon served a total of 28 years within the British Army. He joined the Army Catering Corps 1989. Simon was introduced to Battle Back Golf through a friend in 2017. At this time Simon was at his lowest. Fighting his mental health issues on a daily basis to the point where all his thoughts were aimed at committing suicide. Simon has represented Battle Back Golf in a Ryder Cup style competition against Australian injured veterans both in Australia and the U.K at Celtic Manor. In Simons words “The banter and friendship is like being back in the military”. Golf is now what gets Simon through day to day life. A golf course is where he can keep his demons at bay because all he is focusing on his playing his next shot.

Why Detecting for Veterans

Detecting for Veterans was formed in 2017 to bring together the tri forces family and those who support our Armed Forces across the world enjoying the hobby of metal detecting. This hobby has proven for many veterans to be a gateway to building friendships improving mental health and helping with PTSD.

Please Please Please help me to achieve the goal of £5000. It would mean so much to not just myself but also to the members of both of the great organisations mentioned above.

Thank You.

Richard.

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  • Alison Cartwright

    Alison Cartwright

    Apr 29, 2021

    Second donation mate for your great effort! Was the run better or worse than the tabs? A lot quicker I see 😂😂

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 26, 2021

    Richard you’re a true inspiration and you should be held in the highest regard. WELL DONE MATE!!

    £40.00

  • J Reichelt

    J Reichelt

    Apr 26, 2021

    Well done!

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 25, 2021

  • Mike Thompson

    Mike Thompson

    Apr 24, 2021

    Brilliant effort

    £10.00

  • Nigel Wedgwood

    Nigel Wedgwood

    Apr 23, 2021

    Rich, what you have achieved over these last 30 days and 780 miles later is quite incredible.What an absolute star and how proud your family ,friends, the town and your football team are of you. 💪👊

    £50.00

  • Nigel

    Nigel

    Apr 23, 2021

    Well done I’ve passed you while walking along the canal but didn’t realise what you were doing

    £20.00

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