Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.
This summer, I will take part in a series of running events to raise money for the Lt Dougie Dalzell MC Memorial Trust.
The events I will be taking part in are:
3rd June - Bamburgh 10k
24th June – Lambton 10k
8th July – Great North 10k
15th July – Hexham 10k
5th August – York 10k
2nd September – Carlisle Half Marathon
8th September – Great Tees 10k
23rd September – Matfen 10k
30th September – Essity Prudhoe Miners 10k
14th October – Yorkshire Marathon
28th October – Run Nation Hexham 10k
When my husband was medically discharged from the Royal Marines after 18 years service, it was difficult to look positively towards the future.
The DDMT offered us hope.
By providing me with the opportunity to pursue a degree at university, I not only gained the tools to provide a future for my family, but also the inspiration to achieve things that I never thought possible - being only the second person in my family to go to university really has changed our lives.
I will therefore be eternally grateful for the support my family and I have received from the DDMT, and from the Trustees themselves. They are a fantastic charity who continue to make a real difference to veterans, their families and the armed forces community as a whole - a cause well worthy of our support.
Thank you x
About the Trust:
“The Lt Dougie Dalzell MC Memorial Trust, established in January 2011, supports soldiers who give so much for their country.
Dougie Dalzell served as a lieutenant in the Coldstream Guards. On 18 February 2010, his 27th birthday, Dougie lost his life whilst commanding 2 Platoon in 1 Company, 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards during Operation Moshtarak in Afghanistan.
Dougie died as a result of an IED explosion in the Babaji area of Nahr-e-Saraj in central Helmand during an operation to clear insurgents so that a checkpoint could be built and a road laid through the area. Developments such as these have brought enduring security and freedom of movement to the local Afghan people.
Dougie’s platoon suffered from severe casualties during their Herrick 11 tour. Three men in Dougie’s platoon also lost their lives whilst others were badly injured by loss of limb, muscle and/or post traumatic stress.
Forefront in Dougie’s mind was always the safe return of his men. For this reason, we know his main concern would be the care of those who are injured on operation and who consequently pay a high price. We hope that the Lt Dougie Dalzell MC Memorial Trust will support those who need it.”