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Support our D-Day Challenge

We will be taking on the D-Day Challenge to raise funds for life-changing mental health treatment for veterans.

The D-Day 44 Challenge commemorates the 1944 Allied invasion of occupied France. I will be heading to Normandy, to race across its historic beaches, finishing at the Pegasus Bridge on the 80th anniversary of D-Day, 6 June 2024.

Combat Stress is the UK's leading charity for veterans' mental health. One of the team members completing the challenge, Russ, suffered from PTSD after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2006. Combat Stress were instrumental with helping him recover and adjust to civilian life.

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Andrew Harrison

Great cause Ed.


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Cathy And Paul Clarke

What a great thing to do and for such a worthwhile cause. Very proud of you Ed



Best of luck Russ and Ed. Got a sidebet going on who ends up carrying the other over the finish line. Will split the profits if I win!



Good luck in the training and on the day!!


Richard King

Good on you Eddie


Beverley Varco

Incredible challenge for a worthwhile cause. Go Eddie! Good luck from The Varco’s x


Justin Allen

Well done Eddie, great effort



Go on Eddie! Smash it pal


Julie Carroll-davis

Good luck Eddie, this is a great cause!




Alan Dignam

Good luck Eddie.


Steve Walsh

Great chaps promoting a great cause xx


Terry Durant


Daniel Grigg

Commemorating the anniversary of DDAY and helping veterans from the various conflicts is a wonderfully poignant activity. Good luck Eddie.


Fiona Smith

Well done Eddie and especially to your knees!


Aimee Clarke

Go Eddie!!!! You can do this!!! We will all be routing for you! Aimee, Don, Winnie, Matilda and Jenkins


Emily Grant

Go Eddie!


Ron Sumner


Martin Rogers


Sarah King


Anna Arthur

It is a massive undertaking that will challenge you both mentally and physically but I'm sure you'll rise to the challenge and help make a difference. I'll be rooting for you both to have the strength to help each other through the finish line. My best wishes go with you and your friend.


George Harrison


Cristina Blanca-sancho

Great cause! Good luck with the training!


David Graham

Good luck Edward A very worthy cause Best regards Christine & David


M Cirillo

Good luck Eddie! This sounds like a great challenge to take on!


Dan Hedges

Well done mate, impressive stuff!


Zoe Loveland

A very important cause. Good luck Eddie!


Cherry Otto

Well done, Eddie!



My step brother suffered PTSD after serving in Afghanistan - it's so important for people to get the help they need. Congratulations on completing the run!


Jo Beckett

Good Luck Eddie! Smash it.


Suzi Peet