Weʼve raised £465 to Scaling Snowdon 6 Times via 6 Routes in 24 Hours Across 102km of Mountain Terrain To Raise Money To Get Military Homeless Off The Streets...
- Funded on Thursday, 25th July 2019
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WE'VE BEEN TOLD THIS IS AN IMPOSSIBLE EVENT. THAT WE'LL NEVER MAKE IT...
YET WE'RE PREPARED TO FIGHT FOR EVERY INCH TO GET UK'S EX MILITARY OFF THE STREETS AND BACK INTO SOCIETY WHERE THEY BELONG...
About a year ago I created what I wanted to become a movement. An army of protectors helping me to raise money for the military homeless...
My intention. To raise money by doing crazy arse events that should be almost impossible to complete.
and if these events were to be completed, you had to put yourself through Hell to do it...
And that's all I did.
Literally created an idea which simply sat on the table gathering dust in my mind.
The truth was, my mind telling me "no one will believe in this..." and two "who the hell will help you anyway...?"
Recently, I had written. Re-written and written again a short brief...
The words just sat there looking back at me, highlighted and ready to be deleted...
It read. "Up and down Mount Snowdon 16 times in less than 24 hours using more the 5 routes possible?"
Arrgghh... with my eyes closed, I didn't expect to get back a response...
Neil Davies, Mountaineer and Ex Royal Marine responded immediately... "No mate probably impossible. I will let you iinto a plan of mine John. Keep it to yourself though mate, unless we plan the event..."
So I went to the Royal Marine's I knew including blokes I served with in the Parachute Regiment...
I wrote, "Got a never been done possibly impossible challenge if you're up for it? Up and down Mount Snowden. 6 different routes in less then 24 hours. 18,000ft total ascent. Current record 38km in just 16 hours. We're going for 102km in less than 24."
Like a runaway autocue, within minutes I receiving back a load of responses
Ben 'Bobski Barnicles' an ex Royal Marine simply replied back with a thumbs up.
Andy Minshull wrote "Sounds mega mate!! Yeah sure i'll go for it. Cheers bro."
Mick Penfold said, "you had me at never been done before.."
James Skinner, "Sounds like 6 massive hill reps in a day - no sleep - good company."
With this new found confidence, I wrote them further...
'The Kinsmen Regiment is organisation. A movement. A brotherhood. An ideology that is prepared to sacrifice itself so that others may gain...
We complete impossible tasks. To demonstrate what others believe can’t be accomplished, can be.
And for those of you that are on this first journey, I look forward to walking through Hell with you…
…because on the other side of Hell, the pain you will have gone through, will raise enough money to provide a warm bed and a loving family (kinsmen) that every homeless ex-soldier deserves…'
That's my intention...
So far so good.
The lesson. Never listen to naysayers, especially your mind because as just proved, there really are people that will sacrifice themselves for your cause...
This is the start of a long journey of raising money.
For our first event we need to £25,000 and require your help...
You'll be a Kinsmen for life...
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Kinsmen Regiment - An Army of Knuckle Draggers Draggers Raising Money Doing Crazy Events To Get The UK's Ex Military off The Streets...
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Jun 5, 2019
Great cause !
Jun 4, 2019
Well done, what an amazing feat.
Jun 3, 2019
Fabulous effort and such a worthy cause. Well done Ben and team 💪🏻
Jun 3, 2019
Fantastic effort to all involved!
Jun 2, 2019
Well done Ben and co!! Inspirational!
Jun 2, 2019
Well done Lyndsays hubby, great challenge, great cause. Lots of love Bridget
Jun 2, 2019
Awesome cause!! Go boys!
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An Ex-Paratrooper. Author. Story Athlete. Vegetarian. Property Expert. Founder of The Kinsmen Regiment & Humanitarian. Some People Don’t Agree With My No BS Approach. Others Are Addicted. Decide For Yourself.