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Weʼre raising £3,000 to walk across Scotland to support the recovery of Chris Hyland after suffering a Brain AVM & raise awareness for The Butterfly AVM Chartity

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Just before christmas 2019, good friend, colleague and veteran of the RAF Regiment Chris Hyland suffered a sudden Brain Arteriovenous Malformation (haemorrhage). After initial life saving treatment, his recovery has been slow due to complications caused by Covid 19 and has not long regained his sight.

After serving on numerous operations as a sniper, Chris Hyland left the RAF and became a self employed electrician. He has two children with his partner Clare and now lives in London.

Chris has received welcomed support from The Butterfly AVM Charity which gives advice and support to AVM sufferers as well as funding research for cures and treatment.

Unable to work and still requiring many months of treatment on a slow journey to full health, a joint team of five RAF Regiment and Royal Artillery personnel will conduct an unsupported walk across Scotland, from Leuchars on the East coast, where Chris was based during his service, to Oban on the west coast, to raise funds to aid Chris' recovery and for The Butterfly AVM charity.

The walk will be a total distance of 136 miles, which we aim to cover in five days completing an average of 27.2 miles a day carrying all that we need for the duration.

All donations to help Chris and his family in his recovery, as well as supporting The Butterfly AVM Charity and the amazing work they do will be greatly appreciated.

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    • David Berry

      David Berry

      Nov 2, 2020


    • Tom Harvey

      Tom Harvey

      Oct 25, 2020

      Outstanding effort guys. Xx


    • Charlotte Collister

      Charlotte Collister

      Oct 21, 2020

      Well done lads from the Nursing and Patient Safety Directorate at North Tees Hospital


    • Dave Nicol

      Dave Nicol

      Oct 20, 2020


    • Chris Russell

      Chris Russell

      Oct 19, 2020

      Well done guys, I’m sure there will a lot of sore feet between you all.


    • Rebecca Denton-Smith

      Rebecca Denton-Smith

      Oct 18, 2020

      You have achieved so much in such awful conditions! Well done guys.


    • Emma T

      Emma T

      Oct 18, 2020

      Well done James, a great cause! X


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