Weʼve raised £60 to support All Call Signs a peer-to-peer chat service for Veterans and serving Military Personnel who need to talk !
- Bognor Regis, West Sussex
- Funded on Monday, 15th July 2019
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We are a group of friends who will be riding vintage bicycles worth £25 or less from The Pink Pub in Bognor Regis to Pegasus Bridge in Normandy, France from the 4th - 6th June 2019 dressed in Home Guard outfits (think of Dad’s Army). We will be arriving on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day to commemorate and show our respect to of all those men and women who bravely risked or laid down their lives in service to our country to give us our freedom. We will not forget them.
The ride is in aid of a fantastic cause - All Call Signs, a support service for military veterans and currently-serving personnel who need to talk.
This service was established after the tragic loss of a dear friend and hero Danny Johnston. Danny was an experienced soldier, serving his country for many years as part of ‘The Tigers’ - the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment (PWRR). He had a distinguished career which saw him serve as part of the Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR), a special forces unit assisting the SAS and SBS providing critical intelligence behind enemy lines. Unfortunately Danny lost his life as a result of not receiving the support he needed.
All Call Signs was formed to stop tragedies like this happening. It is a peer-to-peer chat service giving those who feel they need to communicate and discuss personal issues someone to talk to. Those who volunteer and provide support are all ex-servicemen and women who genuinely care about the wellbeing of their fellow comrades. They truly understand the real stresses and struggles military personnel and veterans may be going through and will LISTEN!
The goal of All Call Signs is to use technology and the power of the community to improve the lives of service personnel and veterans. The charity hopes to reduce the number of self-harm incidents and suicides in the military community and create a happier, healthier life for individuals suffering with mental health issues like PTSD, depression and anxiety.
Let’s do all we can to save those real heroes who really need support after what they have been through!
In order to raise money we will be offering bike sponsorships for businesses. The cost to have your company logo printed on the side of a bike and a public thank you on our Facebook and Instagram pages is a minimum of £250 - of course, you can donate more if you wish. Please get in touch with us if you would like to sponsor a bike and we will give you more details.
Alternatively, if you would like to donate as an individual you are in the right place: you can donate directly via this Just Giving page. Every little helps and 100% of your donation will be going to directly to those in need.
We would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for any support. Every donation makes a huge difference in helping the brave people who served their country and risked their lives for us.
As a group, we have successfully completed a number of charity rides with great success, raising over £150,000 for good causes and helping to change lives. This cause means a lot to all of us personally and we will do all we can to support All Call Signs and our military (serving and veterans).
Those riding are:
Alastair Smyth, Jack Keywood, Mark Ward, Oli Hicklin, Allen Porter, Ben Long, Chris Barlow, Dan French, Gary Pugh, Jason Smith, Jez Brooks. Paul Sherwood, Richard Scopes, Ryan Mercado, Brad Knowles, Scott Barlow, Pat Cullen, Wal Watts, Chay Curtis, Sam Summer, Christian Brian, Jamie Huband, Jon Keen and Jez Harding.
Our beloved logistics team who support us on our ride:
Colin Hicklin & Damian Lindley.
Finally a special thanks goes out to Jan Cattermole, who owns and runs The Royal Oak, known locally as “The Pink Pub”. The pub is our base and Jan provides so much support in everything we do!
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Jun 6, 2019
Well done chaps! An excellent effort by the Pink Pub team.
May 31, 2019
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