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Matt's Royal Marines challenge

Taking the Leap and abseiling for for The Royal Marines Charity because I want to show my support for our Royal Marines

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  • Event: The Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund - Commando Spirit Take The Leap, 01 Sep 2012 to 31 Oct 2012
  • Team: Commando Spirit Team

The Royal Marines Charity

We support Royal Marines and their familes to overcome their challenges

Charity Registration No. 1134205

Story

 

As editor of The Lady magazine - and the son of a former Royal Marine - I have taken on the dual challenge of fundraising for Royal Marines in need and Taking The Leap - an eyewatering fast rope abseil from the roof of St Pancras station on 14th September 2012. In 2013, I will be continuing my fundraising efforts by joining the Royal Marines on a gruelling 30-mile yomp. 

So what will I be doing on 14 September?

Well, I will be trained with the Royal Marines Display Team and I will then be trussed up into a harness and required to leap from the roof of St Pancras Station watched by my no doubt terrified supporters. The least you can do is sponsor me!

Why the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund?

The Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund helps Royal Marines and their families when they need it most. They aid the wounded and injured. They give quality of life to those returning from operations. And when the worst happens, they support the families of those who die in service. The RMCTF has the widest purposes of almost any service charity - 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 of up to £25,000 each 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 info@commandospirit.com

 What is Take The Leap?

Take The Leap, set to take place in autumn 2012, will offer an elite group of civilian participants the chance to feel what it’s like to abseil off buildings and take on Royal Marines abseil training putting their new skills into practice by abseiling from Europe’s tallest building - The Shard, situated in the heart of London’s financial district - on 3rd September, the roof of St Pancras Station on 14th September.

For more information visit www.commandospirit.com

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So please dig deep and donate now. 

 

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