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This year I will be taking on March in March to raise vital funds for life-changing mental health treatment for veterans’.
Combat Stress are the UK's leading charity for veteran's mental health. For almost a century, they've helped former servicemen and women deal with issues like trauma, anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Today, they provide support to veterans from every service and every conflict.
I’m taking on March in March to help take vital steps towards ensuring veterans can get the support they need.
As most of you know: I developed PTSD from military service in the 80's/90's which took over 15 years post service to reach a point of formal diagnosis and counselling. In addition, 2020 has seen a bowel cancer op and 7 months of chemo, leaving me with peripheral neuropathy in my fingers and toes (amongst some other residual fatigue and nausea side effects). This will add to the challenge of a 'march' so training and time will determine if I attack in one march of a series of smaller marches.
Thank you so much for your support. Andy P 🙏
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Created a Team
Smashed my 10 miles
Reached Fundraising Goal
Stage 12 = The final 2.5 miles :-)Saturday 27th Mar
I am honoured and touched to be accompanied on the walk by family and friends (all in the spirit and compliance of covid exercising too) 😷.
A special thanks goes out to Gary, Chris F, Chris W, Ivy, Adam & Helena and also Mrs P (behind the camera).... you are truly special people ...
We were also virtually joined by Sid, my first detachment commander who trained/coached/mentored me keeping me safe in my first operational unit with many overseas exploits - not just covid lockdown and tiering from Leicester keeping him away, but ill in bed with covid himself ... 🙏
I truly hope the completion of the march and the funds raised go on to help those who find themselves needing the support of Combat Stress ....
Take care and stay safe all ... Andy P Share
Stage 11 ... Another full mile today ...Friday 26th Mar
Stage 10 ... 0.5 miles today ...Thursday 25th Mar
Stage 9 ... a 2 mile walk today :-)Wednesday 24th Mar 2 miles covered ...
Stage 8 ... a 1 mile stage :-)Tuesday 23rd Mar
Day 7 ... he rested !!!Tuesday 23rd Mar ... and on the 7th day he rested, not for anything spiritual or religious but because my COVID jab yesterday continued the theme of my run of bad luck in health at the moment putting me into a flu-like state - couldn't make it up, still, necessary evil and hopefully a 24hr effect ... take care and stay safe all ... Andy P 🙏🙏🙏 Share
Days 5 & 6 ... another mile completed across the weekend ...Sunday 21st Mar 0.5 Miles Saturday - Mrs P, the Hound and myself ...
Day 4 ... another 0.5 miles completed ...Friday 19th Mar
Day 3 ... another 0.5 miles completed ...Thursday 18th Mar
Day 2 ... Camera and Hound ...Wednesday 17th Mar
And we're off ...Tuesday 16th Mar
Final prep for the main event 👍Monday 1st Mar Back in A&E with post-chemo chest/breathing pains again over the weekend so looks like plan-B is still on the cards as I daren't push it for plan-C --- where plan-B was 4 x 2.5mile walks. I'm currently looking to do these Mon-Thurs w/c 8th March ... 🙏🙏🙏 Share
THANKS 🙏🙏🙏 We've reached £1,000Friday 19th Feb
THANKS - We've reached £500Wednesday 10th Feb
January update:Monday 1st Feb Fatigue, nausea and peripheral neuropathy continue to impact from chemo. The pins-and-needles in the toes are the most painful. That said, I have had regular walks 'around the block' all wrapped up warm and shielded from COVID nasties etc. and managing to slowly complete the 0.4 mile dog walk :-)
February plan is to go daily and start increasing the mileage to challenge myself in March. Currently Plan A = 10 x 1 mile walks, Plan B = 4 x 2.5 miles, Plan C = 2 x 5 miles and Plan D = 1 x 10 mile walk.
Setting up Combat Stress donation page ...Monday 4th Jan Setting up the Combat Stress donation page for the March in March. A 10 mile march and at this point I have no idea if my post chemo peripheral neuropathy will enable a full 10 mile in one day march, or, if I'll need to attack in 1 mile per day smaller marches. Share
Thank you to my Sponsors
The Scottish Clan
Chris And Catherine Jackson
Louise, Kev, Jake And Max Braybrook
Lesley & Simon
Jenny & Ted