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Jon Cowell

Return to Rwanda

Fundraising for Veterans Aid

raised by 80 supporters

Veterans Aid

We care for veterans in crisis to restore independence and dignity.

Charity Registration No. 1095308


Jon Cowell, a former soldier, is reprising an historic 264.5km run, from Rwanda’s southern border with Burundi to its northern border with Uganda, to raise funds for Veterans Aid.

In 1994 Jon led a small team as part of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Rwanda.  As this operational tour came to a close, he organised a team of Paras to run across Rwanda for charity in a relay from the northern border with Uganda, Mount Muhabura, to the southern border with Burundi.

On the 9th – 11th November this year, Jon intends to return to Rwanda and reverse this journey, running the 264.5 km solo over 2.5 days.  Jon will be supported by a team of five looking after pacing, nutrition, logistics, photography and communications.

“I’m supporting VA because they deal directly with those in need, providing their own services and getting to the heart of veterans’ problems,” says Jon.

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