Weʼve raised £960 to support veterans of the Armed Forces and Blue Light Services in the Scottish Borders.
- Funded on Sunday, 14th July 2019
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I'm an army veteran embarking on a mission to raise funds and awareness of various charities which support military and blue light veterans in the Scottish Borders.
I am living with traumatic memories of the frontline but am gradually rebuilding my life in civvy street with help from a veterans charity in Hawick.
My mission is to conquer the three peaks of the Eildon Hills on Saturday June 29th, which will be no easy task in itself, but I will also be carrying an 80lb pack! The run is around 15 miles all told but taking into account the heavy pack and uneven terrain, and the fact that I won’t be training for the event or recceing the route, makes it a pretty daunting trial to say the least.
When you’re on operations you can’t predict what’s going to happen, you just have to use all of the skills you have built up in training, so I just want to get up on the morning of the walk and go for it.
I was in the military for 23 years - regular and reserves - and being posted for operations in Ireland, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan and the Falklands, some for two or three tours, the rolling Eildon Hills will hopefully be like a walk in the park!
I did think about a free fall plane jump or abseiling from a building or other structure, but this just seemed a bit more of a challenge. I want to raise as much money as I can for everyone who has been so supportive in the last few months.
- 2 years ago
Garry Booth2 years ago
Huge thanks to everyone collecting funds and donating to my page, the collection tins, and the donation tin in FirstLight Hawick. So far (as of 28 June) I have another £457 to add to the total of £677 raised on the JustGiving page taking it to £1134 more than 50%. Thank you all so much......
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Jul 14, 2019
Jul 11, 2019
Good luck and well done Garry!
Jul 2, 2019
A. W Killin
Jun 29, 2019
Good Luck for a great cause
Jun 28, 2019
Good luck, Gary, kindest regards Lainey.
Jun 28, 2019
Wish i could keep helpin... least this will get you up a wee bit further again! Good luck for tomorrow!Wishing you all the best...Ali😎
Jun 24, 2019
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