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Ronald Sawdon

Yorkshire Regiment Association Middlesbrough branch

Fundraising for The Royal British Legion

41 %
raised of £5,000 target
by 91 supporters

Simplyhealth Great North Run

To raise vital funds for The Royal British Legion through fundraising in the 2018 Simplyheath Great North Run.

Charity Registration No. 219279


The Yorkshire Regiment Association of Middlesbrough is proud to
support The Royal British Legion’s ‘Live On’ campaign on this, the 100 year anniversary of the end of the ‘Bloody’ First World War.

Ten of our members, all ex Green Howards and Yorkshire Regiment Soldiers, veterans and serving, are ‘Tabbing’ the Great North Run in boots and combats, carrying weight infantry style! 25 years ago some of the members of the team did the same TAB as fresh faced youngsters carrying the same weight and completed it in a very respectable 2 hours and 22 minutes with the last mile “in step” Left, Right, Left, Right. We don’t expect to beat that time this year but we are certainly
as enthusiastic about this challenge now as were back in 1993.

Team Captain ‘Sgt Ronnie Sawdon’ stated that “we may have aged, our bellies may be fuller, but with strength of heart, character, with determination and of course heaps of ‘squaddie banter’ along the way, we’ll “tab our hearts out” for this wonderful cause. AND WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!


Unfortunately, this wonderful centenary year, sees 13,000+ UKsoldiers living on the street, ex-soldiers, veterans! Continued support is needed for ex-service men and women and their families, to help find work, find homes. They need funds to support the excellent ‘Battle Back centre’, where many amputees in the early stages of their rehabilitation feel despair. This wonderful facility helps sufferers of lost limbs, injuries and PTSD to find a ‘step by step’ way back, supporting their journey to re-start their new lives. They need help to continue to help support the elderly veterans, their spouses and the bereaved families needing counselling and guidance. You name it, RBL are there to help and support it and that’s why we need your help!

So, please don’t just read this and ‘think it’s a good cause’, and that your
‘few quid’ won’t make much difference, “It will make the ‘World’ of difference!

With full hearts, we men of The Yorkshire Regiment Association, salute you ‘The
Royal British Legion’ – ‘Live On’ 


  • The Great North Run Veterans team along with some of the members of the Middlesbrough Branch.