Michael Ransley

Three Marathons, all different (some unusual) for three incredible charities!

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We provide a lifetime of support to the wider Army Family.


“Three marathons, all different (and some unusual!) for three incredible charities!”

First of all I would like to thank everyone who is taking the time to visit my story.

For anyone I have not met, I am a serving soldier currently based in Catterick Garrison at the ITC (Infantry Training Centre) and have completed over 22 years of service to HM The Queen and this fantastic nation. I have served all over the world and have also completed various operational tours, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Northern Ireland and Kosovo. 

Additionally, I am a family man and have been blessed with four beautiful children (well… Most of the time anyway!). Nearly forgot! And of course, an amazing wife too… My sweetheart and a fantastic Mother to our children. ❤️

In recognition of the current and uncertain times we all face and to recognise the incredible work being done by our NHS and other key workers, I will complete three marathons, every Saturday, beginning on the 16 May. The detail is the following:

  • 16 May - Standard marathon (individual best effort) 😳

  • 23 May - Military uniform carrying up to 20KG’s of equipment (assault order) 💂🏻‍♀️

  • 30 May - Fancy dress (I have some ideas!...) 👨🏼‍⚕️

The following charities will receive recognition for their exceptional work:

  • NHS Charities Together (COVID - 19 urgent appeal)

  • ABF (Army Benevolent Fund), The Soldiers’ Charity

  • PWRR (Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment) Benevolent Fund

All money donated will make a huge difference to help and support these incredible organisations, no matter how small, it will all help.

I look forward to updating you all as I complete this journey. Again, thank you so much for taking the time to read my story and with your help, your support… Together we can make a difference… Please Donate. 👍🏻

“Stay at home - Protect the NHS - SAVE LIVES”

“For Queen and Country - Confidence that lasts a lifetime”

About the charity

Army Benevolent Fund

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We exist to give a lifetime of support to the wider Army family, regardless of where or when a soldier served. We act swiftly and efficiently in providing support in the form of grants to those who find themselves in real need. We also provide grants to charities who support the wider Army family.

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