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The Big Lift

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We've joined together to raise money for charities helping the bereaved families and loved ones of those killed in current conflict in Afghanistan. You'll see our team fundraising target on the right. Your donation can really help us smash this goal

My name is Ben Greer. I am Ex Royal Air Force having left 2 years ago. I was a Chinook helicopter crewman. I had the pleasure of serving alongside some of the best young men and women I have ever met. I completed 6 tours of Afghanistan during 2006-2010. During these tours one of our main jobs was to provide casualty evacuation from the front line using the Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT). We evacuated the bulk of both the civilian and military casualties for the area of Helmand. It has been my honour to have been involved in such an operation which I should also state is still ongoing.


Having been involved in a lot of the British casualty evacuations, many very successful but including those dead on arrival and those who have died later on, Afghanistan has not left yet me. Not because I am suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, but because whilst I sit at home in the comfort of my living room I am aware of the price paid for what we have here. So often taken for granted and so often not even considered.


For those who stayed behind and have lost loved ones Afghanistan will never leave.


That is why I am going to walk a mile for every British service person to have died in Afghanistan; currently sitting around 440. Each mile though will be done with the weight of a combat soldier, in fighting kit on my back to simulate evacuation from the battlefield. The weight will be 100kgs or 15.74 stone, 220 lb.

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Raised: 14%

Team target: £100,000.00

Raised so far: £13,825.30

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Ben Greer

The Big Lift RAFBF

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Ben Greer

The Big Lift ABF

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Ben Greer

The Big Lift H4H

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Ben Greer

The Big Lift 2013 SSAFA

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