The Yomp is no walk in the park. Set in the stunning Scottish Highlands around historic Achnacarry Castle, this is a 30-mile hike across rugged and remote terrain; they don’t call it ‘Commando Country’ for nothing.
Part of the Commando Spirit Series of fundraising challenge events to raise £1M for The Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund, “Survive The Yomp” mirrors the training exercise normally only experienced by Royal Marine Commandos.
On 14th September this year 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
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 by 2014 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, stretch them to achieve their fundraising commitments and buddy them up with a former or serving Royal Marine 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 third event in the Commando Spirit series of challenges, Survive The Yomp, will see a small band of 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 and Spean Bridge - the original "Commando Country" where Commandos have trained since Word War II.
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