The Army Benevolent Fund (www.armybenfund.org) supports serving soldiers, former soldiers and their families in times of need through grants to individuals and to charities.
Individual need can range from an electric wheelchair or a stair lift for an injured former soldier, to care home fees for a Second World War veteran or a much needed holiday for a war widow and her young children.
Dependent on voluntary donations, the ABF must currently raise around £5.5 million each year to continue its vital work.So dig deep and please sponsor me now!
p.s. For the sadists amongst you, rest assured I'll look a lot worse than this after 26 miles around London!
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