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PERSONAL FUNDRAISING

We take great pride in sharing all the fantastic fundraising efforts made by individuals and groups for Who Dares Cares.  Please have a look at some of the amazing achievements.

CHECK OUT OUR PAST, RECENT AND UPCOMING INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP CHALLENGES!

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1000 MILE WALK CHALLENGE

George raised mental health awareness and fundraised for Who Dares Cares by walking 1000 miles from 1st November 2020 to 31st October 2021. George helped support individuals from all walks of life suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by encouraging them to walk with him during his Tab for Remembrance and his Walk, Talk and Brew Sessions within West Lothian, Scotland during the coronavirus pandemic. When the coronavirus lockdown was lifted, George climbed Ben Lomond, Dumyat Summit, Cobbler, Ben Vorlich and Ben Nevis in clocking up the 1000 miles. George finished the Walk1000 Challenge in style by walking 21 miles from Edinburgh Castle Esplanade to the Livingston Civic Centre War Memorial, West Lothian. George even got a mention from The Proclaimers on walking 500 miles and walking 500 more! Great achievement George, thank you for supporting Who Dares Cares and fundraising £681 to support our Armed Forces, Emergency Services and Veterans including their Families who are suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

50KM WEEKENDER TREK

In July 2021 John-Paul took part in the Heineken Race To The Castle which was a 50km Weekender trek between Rothbury and Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland. In total, along with a top up from his employer and Gift Aid, John-Paul raised a total of £863.75. As well as being a Royal Air Force Veteran, John-Paul has also been a Support Services Manager with the Armed Forces Charity Erskine Home and MOD Personnel Recovery Centre in Edinburgh. John-Paul is also an administrator for the Edinburgh Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club. Great achievement John-Paul, thank you for supporting Who Dares Cares and fundraising to support our Armed Forces, Emergency Services and Veterans including their Families who are suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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500/88/22 CHALLENGE

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Burpees! We all know where we stand when it comes to burpees....

 

Now, just imagine doing 500 of them in one go?! Then imagine giving yourself 88 minutes to do them?! Now imagine doing that consecutively for 22 days?!

Just to put that into perspective that’s 11,000 burpees in 22 days!

 

That’s exactly what Mark and his friend Scott have achieved, all in aid of Who Dares Cares. 88 being the number of recorded UK Veteran suicides in 2020 and 22 being the highest number of US Veterans committing suicide in a single day. Mark and Scott fundraised to raise awareness of military service members taking their own lives by taking on the 500/88/22 challenge between 31st of January - 21st of February 2022. Absolutely amazing effort Mark and Scott! Total respect, thank you for supporting Who Dares Cares and fundraising £3,359 to support our Armed Forces, Emergency Services and Veterans including their Families who are suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

AMBERLEY TO WINCHESTER
50 MILER

Rick Plummer and his Walk, Talk and Brew Group walked a 50-mile non-stop, self-supported walk along the South Downs Way from Amberley to Winchester on the 3rd - 4th June 2022 to raise funds and awareness for Who Dares Cares. The challenge was stiff but rewarding and the company and the craic gave memories for years to come. This challenge was superb therapy for the mind, body and soul. Thank you for supporting Who Dares Cares and fundraising £911 to support our Armed Forces, Emergency Services and Veterans including their Families who are suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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BRISTOL TRIATHLON

Theo set himself an ambitious target of swimming, cycling and running an Olympic distance, open water and road triathlon during June 2022.  The aim was to raise awareness for mental health and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder for Who Dares Cares.  Thank you for supporting Who Dares Cares and fundraising £915 to support our Armed Forces, Emergency Services and Veterans including their Families who are suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

WEST HIGHLAND WAY SOLO HIKE

Willie took on the solo hiking challenge of the West Highland Way 25 - 30 September 2022.  The aim was to support Who Dares Cares to ensure the charity could continue to provide professional support for those who need it. Thank you for supporting Who Dares Cares and fundraising £690 to support our Armed Forces, Emergency Services and Veterans including their Families who are suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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PROJECT 100

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Ricardo undertook the greatest physical challenge of his life - Project 100! 19 - 23 January 2023 Ricardo walked 100 miles carrying a 100lb rucksack in 77 hours. Ricardo's journey started in February 2022 when he began the challenge of physically preparing his mind and body for this mammoth task. During Project 100, Ricardo pushed his physical and mental boundaries and destroyed his limiting beliefs and aimed to set a World Record for the fastest time covering 100 miles with 100lbs. 

 

Ricardo aimed to raise £10,000, of which, £1000 would be his own money. The support Ricardo received was very humbling. Thank you for supporting Who Dares Cares and fundraising £12,615 to support our Armed Forces, Emergency Services and Veterans including their Families who are suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. 

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BRECON BEACONS TAB

On 5 February 2023 a group of members of Eastbourne Walk, Talk and Brew Group along with other supporters of the Who Dares Cares tabbed the Brecon Beacons.  The route took in the granny track, trig 642, the old dam, the Roman Road, Jacobs ladder, Pen Y Fan summit, Corn Du and finished at the old red phone box.  For some it was their first trip to the Brecons and for others a return visit, everyone enjoyed it just the same.  The Group raised £1000 for Who Dares Cares in remembering the fallen and supporting the living.  Thank you to Rick Plummer our Walk Talk and Brew Coordinator for the Eastbourne Walk, Talk and Brew Group for putting this challenge together.

SOE EXPEDITION - SKIING
FROM NORWAY TO SWEDEN 2023

SOE Expeditions partnered up with Who Dares Cares following in the footsteps of legends as they took an international team to Norway to re-enact the escape route of the Heroes of Telemark escape route on the 80th anniversary of the event.  The team raised funds and awareness of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by skiing from Norway to Sweden from 28 February - 19 March. 2023. £1450 has been raised to date to support our Armed Forces, Emergency Services and Veterans including their Families who are suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  A big thank you to Matt Smith and his team for supporting Who Dares Cares, this is an amazing achievement!

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LONDON MARATHON 2023

Chris Mizen has grown very close to Who Dares Cares over the years having done several events as part of a larger group as a member of the Eastbourne Walk, Talk and Brew Group. 

Running the London Marathon on 23 April 2023 was Chris's first solo effort.  Chris raised

£1466 supporting our Armed Forces, Emergency Services and Veterans including their Families who are suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  This is a great achievement, thank you Chris for taking on this challenge for Who Dares Cares.  

DOING THE FAN FOR DAN

On the 1 February 2023 Abbie and Hannah unexpectedly lost their father Dan Laidlaw. Unknown to a lot of people, Dan suffered from PTSD which is why Abbie and Hannah wanted to raise money for Who Dares Cares. On the 30 April 2023 Abbie, Hannah, family members and friends walked up the Pen Y Fan, a place which meant a lot too Dan and somewhere he spent lots of time whilst in the Army. Hannah will be completing the walk with a Bergen of 25kg similar to the weight used in training by the Army. We'd like to thank everyone who supported Abbie and Hannah walking up the Pen Y Fan and for fundraising £3,900 in memory of Dan Laidlaw.  

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HARRISON'S THREE PEAKS CHALLENGE

Harrison's Dad, Mum Grandads, Great Grandads, Great Grandmother, Aunty, Uncle and four Great Uncles all served in the Armed Forces. Harrison knows service personnel have a tough job and sometimes they need help and support when things aren't going well for them. Harrison wanted to support Who Dares Cares in supporting our Armed Forces Veterans including their Families who are suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). He wanted to make a difference by walking three peaks.  One in Wales, England and Scotland whilst raising awareness of PTSD and Who Dares Cares. For his challenge Harrison walked up the Pen Y Fan 30 April 2023, Scafell Pike 6 May 2023 and Ben Lomond 21 May 2023.  Harrison has raised £940 for Who Dares Cares.  This is a great achievement, thank you Harrison for taking on this challenge for Who Dares Cares.  

PADDLE AND WALK BY WATER AND BY LAND

A team of intrepid explorers from the Who Dares Cares Norfolk and Suffolk Walk, Talk and Brew Group will be undertaking a different type of personal challenge fundraising for Who Dares Cares.

They shall be setting off on a 20km waterborne paddle trip with a brief overnight stop followed by completion of a 23km walk dealing with obstacles that are in their path. This will be all self supported and completed within 24 hours

1-2 July 2023.

We wish the team all the best in their preparation for their challenge and look forward to following their progress. 

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PENNINE WAY HIKE CHALLENGE

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Aaron Barnes is hiking The Pennine Way which is a National Trail in England, with a small section in Scotland. The trail stretches for 268 miles from Edale, in the northern Derbyshire Peak District, north through the Yorkshire Dales and Northumberland National Park and ends at Kirk Yetholm, just inside the Scottish border.  Aaron is hiking the route over June and July 2023.

 

Aaron stated the following prior to starting his challenge - “On a personal note, I've received help from Who Dares Cares, and I'd like to give something back.  Please consider sponsoring me on my Pennine Way Journey.

 

You can make a donation through Aaron’s Just Giving Page should you wish to support his challenge.

WEST HIGHLAND WAY AND BEN NEVIS SOLO HIKE

 

During September 2023, Jim Kirk will hike the West Highland Way including Ben Nevis solo for Who Dares Cares. Jim's challenge will be 106 miles in total and he's aiming to complete the challenge within 5-6 days.

Jim has served in the Armed Forces, Prison Service and for the last 27 years has been a Police Officer in Cheshire Police.

In 2018 Jim had a mental breakdown that later led him to being diagnosed with PTSD.

Please read Jim's full story within his Just Giving Page.

We wish Jim all the best in his preparation for his solo hike and look forward to following his progress on his challenge in September.

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'WHO DARES CARES'
- WHAT DOES OUR MOTTO MEAN?

The meaning of our motto and charity name is that we dare you to care, to become active in our charity work, to support our activities and to take part and raise funds to help our future activities.

Want to take on your own charity challenge? Give Who Dares Cares a call now on 07341 872805. We'd love to help you support us.

You can also send us your details via our contact form and we’ll be in touch.

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