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£6,560
raised of £5,000 target by 176 supporters

    Weʼve raised £6,560 to purchase equipment for the Sheffield Royal Marines Cadets & funds for the SBSA by completing The Fan Dance

    Sheffield
    Funded on Wednesday, 15th September 2021

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    *Sal completed Fan Dance on 26/6/21**

    My name is Salahudeen Hussain (Sal). I am a Cadet Lance Corporal in the Royal Marines Cadets (RMC), Sheffield detachment. We are part of X-ray Company and the RMC is a part of the Sea Cadet Corps charity. I am 15 years old and studying to take my GCSEs in 2021. I aspire to read Medicine at university and become an officer in the Royal Marines.

    I will be doing The Fan Dance on 26th September 2020 to raise money for my detachment and The Special Boat Service Association (SBSA). Every penny will go to them as my dad will pay the admin costs.

    Sheffield detachment is a long standing and proud one. We have represented our company twice at the Gibraltar Cup and came first in the 2019 company CATSEA (Company Annual Training & Safety Efficiency Appraisal). We train at the Falklands Training Centre in Sheffield and have forged strong links with the Islands.

    We have lots of cadets, a multitude of dedicated staff and an abundance of enthusiasm. Unfortunately we are in desperate need of kit to allow cadets to fully participate in all the activities. Whilst our resourceful detachment sergeant is able to beg, borrow and not exactly steal some, we need much more. The money I raise will be used to purchase equipment including daysacks, burgens, webbing, boots etc. Any money left over will be used to fund trips e.g. we attend the annual parade at the Commando Memorial in Spean Bridge, Scotland. The SBSA describes itself as follows:

    "The Special Boat Service Association (SBSA) is a charity that provides an extended welfare system to its members. There are, sadly, a growing number of members and their dependents for whom, through physical or psychological injury, bereavement or adversity, the SBSA now has a responsibility. The SBSA fills a delta of need which, because of the special nature of the people they support, raises that support to a level of the very highest quality which is deemed to be appropriate. Your donations will make a tangible difference to the support given by the SBSA and is much appreciated."

    I want to raise money by completing a task that reflects what I want to achieve in the future. The Fan Dance is an integral part of British Special Forces selection. It is a 15 mile load bearing march over Pen-y-Fan in Wales. It is legendary and notorious in equal measure. I will be carrying 35 pounds plus food and water during the event.

    I’m very grateful to Jason and Liz at The SF Experience who have allowed me to participate in their event despite my age. They agreed because of what I‘m seeking to achieve and whom I wish to help. They did however say that I must be accompanied by an adult. Fortunately for me my dad said he would do it; unfortunately for him he had a heart attack soon after saying this!

    The good news is he's better now and will still be doing the Fan Dance with me!! He wants to support me and show he’s not old and past it :-) The fact we’ll be doing it together, particularly after his ill health, makes it all the more special for me. I just hope we can do it without me having to carry him or having to call in a helicopter to rescue him!

    I'd like to especially thank all the veterans and serving personnel who have supported me. In particular I'd like to thank Lt. Col Catton (commanding officer of 45 Commando), Sgt. Colin Maclachlan (ex D Squadron 22 SAS) and the Sergeants' Mess at Hamworthy Barracks

    Please donate what you can to help me raise money for two organisations we should all be proud of.

    Thank you.

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    • Salahudeen Hussain1 month ago
      Salahudeen Hussain

      Salahudeen Hussain

      1 month ago

      Update 2: £3,255 has been transferred to the SBSA today. My Sgt. will be ordering equipment to the same value and has asked that my dad use the other half to pay for it all. Anything left over will be used by the RMC for costs like travelling to Speen Bridge. I'm going to keep the page open so i can post photos of what the unit buys. Thank you again for everything you've all done. Sal

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    • Salahudeen Hussain1 month ago
      Salahudeen Hussain

      Salahudeen Hussain

      1 month ago

      Hi everyone 2 updates today: 1) I received my GCSE results last week. I'm happy to say I smashed them!! The grades have changed to numbers now so 9= A** 8= A* 7= A I obtained seven 9s, two 8s and a 7. I'm looking forward to starting my A' levels in September - Chemistry, Physics and Biology. When old enough i'll apply to join the Royal Marines Reserve. I aspire to read Medicine and would love to do so at Cambridge University.

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    • Salahudeen Hussain1 month ago
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      1 month ago
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      We're closing the page. Thank you everyone who has supported, encouraged and motivated me during my journey. Thank you for donating and smashing through my target. I have met so many wonderful kind people. With your generosity we will help two great causes. Personally I learnt a lot about myself. I know what I can do when I put my mind to it. I know that whilst my goals are big they ARE achievable. My next challenge will be the 9 mile speed march from Speen Bridge station to Achnacarry Castle. Before that though I get my GCSE results tomorrow!

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    176

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 31, 2021

      Every encouragement to you. You have a lot to offer people. Best wishes to your Dad.

      £50.00

    • Tim V

      Tim V

      Aug 10, 2021

      Great work Sal! Well done on your achievement! :)

    • Cassie

      Cassie

      Aug 10, 2021

      Well done Sal!

    • Rylands Family

      Rylands Family

      Jul 25, 2021

      Congratulations Sal on an amazing achievement at such a young age & for such a good cause.

      £20.00

    • Roger

      Roger

      Jul 21, 2021

      Well Done!

      £10.00

    • Garry Chambers MBE

      Garry Chambers MBE

      Jul 19, 2021

      What an achievement for someone so young and what great causes to support

      £50.00

    • Angela Wrottesley

      Angela Wrottesley

      Jul 19, 2021

      What a marvellous achievement

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    I'm 15 years old and a Cadet Lance Corporal in the Royal Marines Cadets. I hope to become a doctor and an officer in the Royal Marines.

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