Simon, local councillor and owner of The Green Berry in Horbury, joined the army at 16 and throughout his time there, obtained green and maroon berets, completed paratrooper training and served multiple tours, including time in Iraq.
The army will always occupy a large spot in Simon's heart, along with all those he served with and met during his tenure.
Simon was lucky enough to hit the ground running when he left the army and now successfully runs The Green Berry, a local greengrocers with over 70 years history to its name. However he knows that not all military personnel are as lucky as him, with many veterans that struggle to adapt to civilian life and both veterans and active personnel suffering from mental health issues based on their experiences.
As such, Simon has taken up a challenge to raise some money for two incredible charities:
Mind - To help support those who suffer with any form of mental health problems within their life
Veteran's Charity - To help any Veteran who needs it, supplying them with help and essential items when they are needed most.
The challenge is as such:
Starting Monday 19th July
Over 100 days, Simon will perform just under 11,000 push ups.
On days 1-99 he will do 100 push ups in a single sitting/
On day 100, he will do 10 sets of 100 push ups, each set done in a single sitting, for a total of 1000 push ups on that day.
Simon hopes that anyone who is able, will help support these two charities by donating to this campaign, no matter how little.
Every donation is appreciated and the total will be split evenly between the two charities (minus any gofundme fees) to help them
continue the fantastic work they do.
To find out more about either of these charities, or to find out more about Simon or The Green Berry, please click the links below:
- firstname.lastname@example.org Nother
- katy tomlinson
- Chris LORD
- Daniel Toft
- Jessica Wilberforce
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