Jo Polson

A wee walk

Fundraising for Army Benevolent Fund
raised of £1,000 target
by 47 supporters
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Event: Wadi Rum Challenge, on 18 November 2022
Army Benevolent Fund

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


ABF The Soldiers' Charity Wadi Rum Challenge Team will be trekking between 22 – 25km per day through Jordan's majestic World Heritage; finding dramatic, hidden desert scenery, including sandstone domes, rock formations, and granite and basalt striated mountains; wild camping beneath spectacular desert skies; and summiting Um Dami, Jordan’s highest mountain. The home of several Bedouin tribes, the vast Wadi Rum, the Valley of the Moon, is most famous for its association with British Army Officer T. E. Lawrence, who passed through several times during the Arab Revolt of 1917–18 In the 1980s, one of the rock formations in Wadi Rum, originally known as Jabal al-Mazmar (The Mountain of the Plague), was named "The Seven Pillars of Wisdom" after Lawrence's book penned in the aftermath of the war. The purpose of the trip is to raise vital funds so that all soldiers, veterans and their immediate families should have the opportunity to avoid hardship and enjoy independence and dignity. The overall scale, breadth and range of the Charity's support is vast. We help very young serving families cope with a sudden bereavement or traumatic loss. We provide wide-ranging support to wounded soldiers, many of whom will need increasing financial assistance for decades to come. We provide help with housing, education and training for employment for soldiers and veterans of all ages. We are there for older veterans and their widows or widowers when they find themselves lonely or isolated. In the past year, we have helped 70,000 people in 68 countries across the globe and funded numerous charities and organisations to support the Army family at large.

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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