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Fundraising for Royal Marines Association

160 %
raised of £500 target
by 51 supporters
  • Event: Commando 999 Speedmarch, 10 Nov 2012

Royal Marines Association

The main purpose of the RMA is to support the Serving Corps, including the Royal Marines Reserve and the Royal Marines Band Service. In addition to helping these the RMA also raises funds for veterans and their families.

Charity Registration No. 206003


Ladies/Gents; Thank you for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

Once again I'm raising money for the Royal Marines Association through Commando 999 to help our seriously injured Royal Marines and their families.

The 2012 event will take place on Saturday 10th November on Remembrance weekend and again will consist of a speed march through the streets of London starting from no.10 Downing Street before finishing in the shadows of Buckingham Palace on the Mall where we will pay our respects at the Commando Memorial.

However this year there is a wee twist! ;-)

A small team of us will be doing the Speedmarch with the aim of breaking the Guiness World Marathon Speedmarch Record which currently stands at 4hrs 32 mins.

Taking on this challenge together will be 5 serving Royal Marine Commandos and 5 'selected' ex Royal Marine Commandos who now form part of the country's emergency services - Commando 999

To qualify for the World Record each man will be carrying a minimum of 40lbs of kit including weapons. 

Should we be successful in breaking the World record then I am sure you will agree this will be a fantastic achievement but it will be made even more special to us knowing that all the money donated will go directly to the injured Royal Marines and their families.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. 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. 

Please donate to a very deserving cause that needless to say is very close to my heart.

Thank you - Mark