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For Ben: To Turkey and Back

For Ben: To Turkey and Back is crowdfunding

raised of £30,000 target by 927 supporters

Weʼre raising £30,000 to promote understanding of mental health care, of neurodiversity, and do what we can to prevent suicide amongst young people. Doing it for Ben

To Turkey and Back

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Those of you who have found yourselves on this page will most undoubtedly have been heartbroken by the tragic news we all received recently about Ben's passing. He was a light that lit up the lives of many, be that as a Son, a Brother, a Family member or a Friend.

Whilst we're all here in a time of grief, it's also a time for us to celebrate the joyous life that Ben shared with us all, and as a collective, we wanted to make sure we were able to do that. Those who knew Ben know how big of a personality he was on Typhoon Squadron, and how much he loved to plan, take part and spin dits about squadron life.

One exercise he was extremely fond of and couldn't wait to see come to fruition was Trans-Europe, a summer long exercise covering the majority of Europe in 4 stages. Starting in Loughborough, we planned to travel all the way to Istanbul, and back again. Unfortunately, due to troubling times we're living in at the moment, the exercise couldn't go ahead as normal. However, in Ben's memory, we wanted to complete this journey in anyway we could.

In teams made up of family and friend's of Ben, as well as his colleagues on Typhoon Squadron, we will cover the original distance proposed for the exercise. Whether it be running or walking, we will complete the 4600 mile journey as a pack, raising money in memory of Ben.

We will be promoting to relevant charities close to Ben’s heart. The primary one is Papyrus, who are the national charity for the prevention of young suicide.


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  • For Ben: To Turkey and Back14 days ago
    For Ben: To Turkey and Back

    For Ben: To Turkey and Back

    14 days ago

    We’ve hit £15,000. Amazing. All of our teams have started now and it’s great to see their progress. Thank you to everyone getting involved with this fundraiser

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  • For Ben: To Turkey and Back24 days ago
    For Ben: To Turkey and Back

    For Ben: To Turkey and Back

    24 days ago

    We have reached our original target of £4600! Thank you to all who have helped contribute to our effort so far. We are only just getting started! We have decided to set a new goal of £9200, let's keep up the amazing effort. For Ben;

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1 month ago

For Ben: To Turkey and Back started crowdfunding

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  • Anonymous


    Jun 3, 2020

    Miss you bro x


  • Sarah, Dave, Tom & James Baldwin (yr10@Crypt)

    Sarah, Dave, Tom & James Baldwin (yr10@Crypt)

    Jun 2, 2020

    A wonderful thing to do in memory of Ben. Well done to all those involved. Thoughts are with his family and friends x


  • Caroline and Ben Todd

    Caroline and Ben Todd

    Jun 2, 2020

    Our sympathy for your loss and admiration for your courageous endeavour.


  • Wilton Family

    Wilton Family

    Jun 2, 2020

    Good luck to everyone taking part, amazing cause


  • Glenda Buck

    Glenda Buck

    Jun 2, 2020

    Wonderful cause , keep running and well done everyone


  • Colin G

    Colin G

    Jun 2, 2020

    Well done you lovely people. Keep cracking up the miles


  • Nicola Tivey

    Nicola Tivey

    Jun 2, 2020

    What a great job you are all doing in memory of your friend


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