My father and I are entering a fundraising team in a challenge called "Survive the Yomp", run by Commando Spirit - which is an Appeal on behalf of the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund.
Their mission is to raise £1m to support the wounded and injured, and for those who have lost loved ones. And it's sure to be one of the toughest things I do in my life.
"Survive The Yomp" is set in the stunning Scottish Highlands around historic Achnacarry Castle. It is a 30-mile trek across rugged and remote terrain. The goal is to complete the "Yomp" (commando speak for "a fast advance") carrying 40lb of equipment in under 8 hours.
suffer from Asthma and since November last year I've been training really hard
to strengthen my lungs. I don't want to suffer an attack. I've gone
from rarely running at all, to now regularly running 3-4 times per week.
The training has been really hard work, however I hope it will be worth
it. It's an incredible charity and it makes a big difference to people's
I've pledged to contribute at least £1,000
On 13th September 2014 I am determined to be one of those that Survive The Yomp – more importantly and with your help I intend to show true grit and determination to raise significant funds for Royal Marines and their families in need. They risk their all for us – will you show your support and sponsor me today? Thank you.
If you would like more information on the challenge and how you can join me do visit www.commandospirit.com
And you can watch the 2013 video here:
What is the Commando Spirit Appeal?
Commando Spirit is an Appeal on behalf of the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund with a mission to raise £1m for the charity.
At the heart of the Appeal is the Commando Spirit Series of events, which offer once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for participants to show their courage and test their mettle against a substantial commando challenge, whilst gaining a rare insight into what it means to be a Royal Marine Commando and raising life changing sums for Royal Marines and their families in need.
Why the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund?
The Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund has probably the widest purposes of almost any Service charity – helping the wounded and injured; providing support for those still serving by funding decompression activities, homecoming events and memorials; providing through-life support to those who have left the Corps or have lost loved ones. Quite simply, the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund will help when others cannot.
Do have a look at the video at:
The Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1AUo1pnoVM
What is the Commando Spirit Series?
The Commando Spirit Series of events offers once-in-a-lifetime experiences to test your mettle and gain a rare and privileged insight into what it means to be a Royal Marines Commando today. The events will pit participants against some of the most formidable aspects of the Commando training and stretch them to achieve their fundraising commitments. Participants will be supported by our Royal Marines who will provide motivation and encouragement when the going gets tough. If you have what it takes - you can do this and if you would like to please contact me or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What is Survive The Yomp?
The next challenge in the Commando Spirit Series of events, Survive The Yomp, will see brave participants take on the ultimate final test faced by every Royal Marine in order to complete their training – The 30 miler.
The Yomp, an arduous 30 mile hike across tough terrain in the Scottish Highlands, carrying full kit, emulates the final test faced by every Royal Marine recruit in order to be awarded the coveted green beret. Commando Spirit participants will be tested to the edge of their limitations as they take on this most arduous of challenges. The Yomp offers participants a unique opportunity to experience first hand the Commando qualities required of one of the world's most elite forces in the iconic and arduous terrain around Achnacarry, Scotland - the original "Commando Country" where Commandos have trained since Word War II.
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