Weʼre raising £100,000 to Help Veterans with Complex Mental Health Needs to reconnect with their families and community's around them by running 846 miles.
- Leeds, UK
- 10 days to go
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Battle Buddy UK is a community interest company founded by veterans, of which one was diagnosed with combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder and tried to take his own life back in 2017. I founded the company out of my experiences and that of many other veterans that the feeling of something missing with the long-term support and treatment of those suffering from complex mental health problems within the veteran community. There is a plethora of third sector organisations serving the veteran community, but there are few who understand and can treat the complex needs which many ex-servicemen and women present.
In addition to the daily struggle that veterans face, their families are also face little to no support. This has a hugely detrimental effect on their marriages and relationships, which in turn impacts the veterans’ wellbeing.
So to that end I am planning on running John O'Groats to lands end to raise awareness and funds for Battle Buddy UK but not only will I be running it I am attempting to beat the record of 9 DAYS 2 HOURS 26 MINS this is no small challenge but what the veterans and their families face today is far greater. Yes I will be pushing my body to great limits but I cant sit and watch my fellow veterans and serving members of the British armed forces take their lives.
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About the fundraiser
My name is Dean Nugent veteran of 10 years in the British Army I am the founder of Battle Buddy UK which helps veterans with complex mental health issues. Having watched many fellow veterans take their lives it was time for me to stand up and make a change, help me to help them.
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