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£1,050raised of £1,000 target by 46 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,050 to help Veterans through the PentUp foundation and Combat Stress.

    Ringwood, United Kingdom
    Funded on Wednesday, 31st October 2018

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    THE STORY...

    PentUp organises and runs Modern Pentathlon competitions to raise money on behalf of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) charities, for the therapy and treatment of serving and retired British Military personnel who are affected by PTSD.


    Evidence based research has shown that the process of training and preparing for a competitive multi discipline sport, can form an essential part of therapeutic treatment and rehabilitation for sufferers of PTSD. The foundation has been set up specifically to support a Modern Pentathlon event at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst on 14 October 2017, with a view to it becoming an annual competitive event.

    Dr Simon Thompson, Psychiatrist at Combat Stress; “This adapted modern pentathlon event works in treating PTSD veterans because it utilises the psychological skills gained through intensive trauma focused cognitive behavioural therapy and the grounding and mood emotional regulation techniques developed in the clinical treatment programmes.

    This is the first time that a multi discipline sport has been used as a form of recovery.Competitors will be split into eight teams consisting of: veterans, civilians, clinicians, and an experienced team captain who will not compete - they’re on hand purely to provide tactical advice.

    All other team members will pick up points based on their performances, which will be put towards a series of overall team and individual competitions.

    To level the playing field, all competitors will be assessed before the event and placed into a series of ability-based groups.

    Running Order

    Saturday day (October 14th)


    120m in a team relay.


    3 hit Epee. Fencers will be graded by ability and only fight opponents of the same grade in a poule of 10 competitors .


    Riders will be graded by ability and points awarded on the basis of the fence height they attempt to jump. Each rider will have a certified 'safe jump height' prior to the event and will not be permitted to jump anything higher. This will range from 70cm to lead rein over a pole on the floor.

    Combined Event:

    Short run (20 metres); shoot five targets in 50 seconds; 400 metre run; shoot five targets in 50 seconds; 400 metre run; shoot a final five targets in 50 seconds; 400 metre run.

    Saturday Evening :

    A full military black tie gala for 300 people, with competitor's sponsors, commercial partners, major donors, pentathlon Olympic teams and private supporters.

    Run, shoot, swim, fence, show jump... what could possibly go wrong?!



    • Stephen Alexander1 year ago
      Stephen Alexander

      Stephen Alexander

      1 year ago

      Only 3 days to go until the Modern Pentathlon competition at Sandhurst Military Academy. More importantly only 3 days left to raise funds for Combat Stress via the PentUp Foundation. Please share with whoever you know to get to my new target of £1000 (Yet again, due to how amazing everyone has been I have raised the amount).

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    • Stephen Alexander1 year ago
      Stephen Alexander

      Stephen Alexander

      1 year ago

      I am so amazed at everyone's donations. Only 9 days to go till the event itself. Please share with anyone that may be willing to donate to a great cause as well. Nearly at my personal target now of £800.

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    • Stephen Alexander1 year ago
      Stephen Alexander

      Stephen Alexander

      1 year ago

      Huge thanks to everyone that has donated so far. I truly am in awe at all of the generosity shown. True I may die attempting all 5 events in the one day....but hey you only live once and it really is for fantastic cause.

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    Page last updated on: 10/30/2017 12:52 PM



    • Debbie & Ken Bell

      Debbie & Ken Bell

      Oct 30, 2017

      Well done. Glad you made it and hopefully not feeling too sore!


    • Jamie and Mungo

      Jamie and Mungo

      Oct 16, 2017

      Huge thanks to Jamie and Mungo at the Elm tree pub for their kind donations. Really appreciated.


    • Ian Barber

      Ian Barber

      Oct 16, 2017

      Well Done Steve


    • Dave & Jane alexander

      Dave & Jane alexander

      Oct 14, 2017

      Good luck today Steve, you’ve got your target as well - congrats and well done for all the hard work and effort to be able to participate


    • Jemma Sayers

      Jemma Sayers

      Oct 12, 2017

      Good luck Steve go smash it 💪🏼 Xx


    • Helen


      Oct 12, 2017

      Good luck


    • Susan Tilley

      Susan Tilley

      Oct 11, 2017

      As promised.


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    Stephen Alexander

    Stephen Alexander

    Ringwood, United Kingdom

    My name is Stephen Alexander and I am an Occupational Therapist working for the Veterans' Mental Health Charity Combat Stress. I am a veteran myself and hoping to raise funds to help those we treat at Combat Stress through taking part in a Modern Pentathalon event for PentUP.

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