WALK-RUN PORTUGAL TO GIBRATAR

On the 1st of may 2023 We will set off on a  shuffle/walk in memory of:

Pte. Matthew ian Boyd
Rfn. Nathan Worner
Hldr. Alistair Mcleish
Ana McWilliam 
James McWilliam

Raising funds for: 
Head up charity 
Army Benevolent Fund 
Cancer Relief Gibraltar 

  • DARREN’S STORY:

My reason for choosing the HEAD UP CHARITY is because:

I met Ali and Nathan during our training at Harrogate and we became good mates. Sadly Ali died in 2018, followed by Nathan in 2020. Both died in the same tragic circumstances. Military life is tough and living in this environment can have huge negative impact on mental well-being. Suicide amongst men is known as the silent killer and 3x as many men die from suicide than women. The added pressure of being a soldier with the man up culture that exists within this environment just contributes to the stigma associated with mental illness. Men need to be encouraged to talk, we need to teach them it's not a weakness to open up. It's a strength!! In 2017, nearly 6000 suicides were recorded in Great Britain. Of these, 75% were men. Suicide is the largest cause of death for men under 50. We have a responsibility to change these statistics. I'm sure we all agree that we would all much rather sit and talk to someone who was struggling mentally, than sit at their funeral!!

My reason for choosing the ARMY BENEVOLENT FUND CHAIRTY is because: 

I chose the ABF charity because I tragically lost my brother Matthew in 2016 whilst on detachment in Brecon Beacons he was senselessly murdered and without the support of the Royal Gibraltar regiment and the MOD I dont know how my family would have dealt with it all. I have wanted to honour his memory since but I just couldnt do it. Now I feel mentally and physically ready to do this challenge for you Matthew my brother. Im sorry we never got to serve together.

Forever loved and missed.

  • SEAN’S STORY:

My reasoning for choosing CANCER RELIEF GIBRALTAR I lost both my grandparents because of cancer, I lost my grandmother to breast cancer at just the age of 54 back in 2009 and More recently my grandfather to lung cancer at the age of 71 in 2019, I’ve always wanted to do something in memory of them, but just didn’t know what to do or how to do it, the closest thing I’ve got is a tattoo in memory of both, but I feel I need to do something more, something that they’d both be so proud and happy to see me do, not only for them, but for everyone else who has lost someone because of cancer, this challenge is gonna be tough not only physically, but also mentally, having to push and strive everyday step by step, but I am determined to do so. I will have my go fund me page available for anyone to see and I’d be more then grateful if you’d donate, every penny that’s donated will go straight to cancer relief. Thank you for reading.

(ALL FUNDS RAISED WILL BE DONATED EQUALLY BETWEEN ALL 3 CHARITIES)

  • Steve Burnett
    • £25 
    • 1 d
  • Liam Santiago
    • £10 
    • 1 d
  • amy bowles
    • £5 
    • 2 d
  • James Cottrell
    • £50 
    • 2 d
  • Maureen Leitch
    • £50 (Offline)
    • 2 d
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Fundraising team: 285KM SHUFFLE TEAM (2)

Darren Boyd
Organizer
Raised £590 from 19 donations
Sean Calderon
Team member
Raised £100 from 7 donations

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