Yeah- finally after website being hacked we’re back online. Lots of exciting things happening behind the scenes – so watch this space!
June 30th 2016 Cathy’s SkyDive – raising funds for the Garrison Girls. Wow what an amazing day. So I jumped from 15,000ft above ground, over 16,000ft above sea level and by heck, it’s a long way down. Freefall for about a minute at (I’m told) 140mph – if you look closely at the pictures you’ll see the skin being dragged up my cheeks – very glam! We had a lot of waiting around for the weather to clear but it … Continue reading
SKYDIVE JUNE 2016 Finally after an 8 hour delay Cathy Steger-Lewis and Karen Nisbet jumped 15,000ft ! Huge thank you to SkyDive UK for looking after our two fabulous fundraisers. They both had an amazing day and Karen has already re-booked to jump again! We still have spaces in the World Record attempt on the 22nd August. World record attempt for most tandem skydives in 24hrs! 15,000ft is highest in UK you can jump. … Continue reading
23/02/2016 A SOLDIER WITH PTSD FELL IN A HOLE and couldn’t get out. A Senior NCO went by and the Soldier with PTSD called out for help. The Senior NCO yelled at, told him to suck it up dig deep & drive on, then threw him a shovel. But the Soldier with PTSD could not suck it up and drive on so he dug the hole deeper. A Senior Officer went by and the Soldier with PTSD called out for … Continue reading
15/02/2016 Behind the scenes yesterday, while the Veterans were celebrating arriving in Bournemouth, the support caravan was involved in a accident. The handbrake failed and the caravan rolled back causing damage and got stuck. Thankfully everyone was OK – although shaken up. The caravan was towed out so they could wait for Steve – Caravan Medic to assess damage today. Great news and damage isn’t as bad as first thought. With Steve’s amazing work – its back on the road. … Continue reading
13/02/2016 13 days and the Veterans arrive to be welcomed by The Worshipful The Mayor & Mayoress of Bournemouth, Councillor John Adams JP & Mrs Adams. Home town for one Veteran so extra special. Celebrations courtesy of Emma and Rob at the Queens Park Hotel. Drinks and relaxing for everyone tonight and totally well deserved rest day tomorrow! Huge thank you to Lee Pollitt for raising money for Garrison Girls and Dan Craig of The Barbers for shaving Lees beard … Continue reading
12/02/2016 Every Soldier has a story and so does every Wife. Both lived the same lives but with very different experiences. Forces life is unique and after meeting up with two old friends this last week, it reminded me of the unique friendships you create. We hadn’t seen each other in over 10 years but it felt like it had only been a few weeks. Those friendships are what give you strength- and sometimes sanity to deal with the nature … Continue reading
10/02/2016 Dorset the Veterans have arrived!! Day 10 and 9 days of walking through Cornwall, Devon, Somerset to reach Dorset! They’ve covered over 200 miles which is nearly 9 marathons in 9 days- outstanding! They are still smiling, still focused and still inspirational. Quick pit stop. And they made it to Dorset. Huge thank you to Phil at The Market House for feeding the Veterans tonight.
09/02/2016 Well today didn’t start as planned – under medic orders David was taken to hospital. Troy and John decided to sit and chill out while David’s swollen ankle was assessed. With the hospital wanting to X-Ray later, a disappointed David went back to base to ice and rest his ankle. The Veterans have walked Cornwall and nearly Devon which is going to take a strain on even elite athletes. Even with blisters, strains and pain – along with tiredness … Continue reading
08/02/2016 The fable the wind and the sun was a reflection of today’s events. Storm Imogen did her best to batter the Veterans on their walk with winds of up to 70mph!!! BUT did that stop them? NO! These exceptional Veterans kept going and completed day 8 arriving in Dawlish. Surely that deserves some more support and donations? or use our Text donation – see image at the bottom of this post. Wonderful kindness was shown by Melissa Middleton from … Continue reading← Older posts