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Jim Offord

Were up for the challenge, Sights set on St dunstan's!!

Fundraising for Blind Veterans UK

95 %
£11,414
raised of £12,000 target
by 74 supporters
  • Team members: Jim offord, Dean Howard, Daz palatina, Gary Scott, Daz king, Dave little, Dave Hopkins, richie Holmes, Lee melia, Jo miles
  • Event: 10 Squaddies, 10 Marathons, 5 Days, 01 Nov 2010 to 05 Nov 2010

Blind Veterans UK

We help blind veterans to discover a life beyond sight loss

Charity Registration No. 216227

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On the 1st – 5th November, Royal Engineers from 39 Engineer Regiment, Cambridge will walk/tab 10 marathons in 5 days to raise funds for St Dunstan’s, the national charity supporting blind ex-Servicemen and women.

 My name is SSgt Jim Offord, I’m currently serving with 39 Engineer Regiment, myself and others have returned from the Middle East and have thrown ourselves into this challenge, which we have devised, as a way of giving back to the charities that have helped our fellow soldiers and friends in difficult times. 

  St Dunstan’s have residential care centres at Sheffield and Brighton, The team aim to walk from one to the other via the national HQ in London, we will be wearing combat boots, and carrying 39lb Bergen’s for each marathon.  We aim to complete a marathon every 6 hours, and then have 6 hours recovery, so yes we will be marching through the night!

  In addition to this challenge we will also be completing a series of extra marathons on treadmills to promote our challenge, we are also looking to break/set some treadmill records.

 We would be extremely grateful for your support towards this Forces Challenge, which will give us a chance to raise money to help St Dunstan’s continue to provide the lifelong support blind ex-Servicemen and women need.

£30 buys a watch to help a blind person tell the time.

£50 buys a PC scanner which converts documents that can be read by computer.

£100 buys a talking keyboard to help a blind person use a computer.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure.  Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer.

So please dig deep and donate now.

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