Steven Miller

My Activity Tracking

122
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My target 22 mi

Support my D-Day Challenge

In honour of our forefathers as well as current servicemen who have bravely fought to protect our way of life, I will be taking on the D-Day Challenge to raise vital 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 picturesque beaches, finishing at the historic Pegasus Bridge on the 80th anniversary of D-Day, 6 June 2024.

Combat Stress is the UK's leading charity for veterans' mental health. For over 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 D-Day Challenge to help take vital strides towards ensuring veterans can get the support they need.

Thank you so much for your support.

My Achievements

Created a Team

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Shared fundraising page

First Donation

Raised £250

Raised £500

Raised £750

Raised £1000

Reached Fundraising Goal

My Updates

Phone ran out of power .But not me

Friday 17th May
A excellent training session.  Completed around 12 miles with only one break of a couple of minutes to take a drink.  Completed the disance in just over three and a half hours and averaged 18.37 per mile. Now we'll on the way to being fit enough for the 22-mile walk 

Training walk on a hot day.

Friday 10th May
Nearly 18 miles completed today.  So training is going in the right direction for the 22 mile walk in Normandy 

The three events 26th of April 2024

Thursday 2nd May
1st A training walk to a pub lunch
2nd A pub lunch 
3rd A minibus trip back home.
So we was treated to a free pub lunch from Serve charity to show their appreciation to all us Volunteers.  So we combined the lunch onto a training session and walked nearly 12 miles.  

Training while on local Radio

Saturday 20th Apr
Just completed just over 9 miles taking my total to 171 miles.  Not bad going in about 9 months. 
Also l had a dedication from BeatRoute radio in Rushden to me and Jake wishing us all the best and a song WALKING ON SUNSHINE played for the Rushdenites.  A great training session 

Medical, All systems go

Friday 19th Apr
I am happy to report that l have passed a medical and a ECG with flying colours.  This is because of the refusal of my Gp to sign the medical declaration that is required.  I attempted to get this signed 3 times, so being a veteran and attending a such a worthy cause was totally ignored.  So happy l am in good shape, but extremely frustrated at  a inept doctors 

All right on the Isle of Wight

Sunday 7th Apr
Great walk out yesterday. Covered just over 10miles in unfamiliar terrain. Took in some hills and managed to walk on a beach for a while. Met some lovely people along the way ,and found a ladies phone with bank cards in. l am gald to say l managed to get in touch with her and returned it.

11.15 mile training so still on track for the 22-mile in June

Monday 18th Mar

Training in March

Monday 18th Mar
Another eleven and a quarter miles done today.  So nice walking around some local lakes

Training in March

Friday 15th Mar
Great session done last Wednesday on completing around 14 miles. We even found a place to have some refreshments along the way.

Donation

Sunday 10th Mar
Today, my wonderful mother in law, donated £250 to my Combat Stress page.  So generous.  I will be forever thankful.  

Training resumed

Sunday 3rd Mar
Walk training back on track

Training resumed

Sunday 3rd Mar
After a pause from training , l can happily report that soon l will be back on schedule.  Went out today and completed 5.5 miles in about 2 hours.  A bit slow going,  but l'm sure it will improve. 

2024 beckons

Friday 29th Dec

Remembrance

Wednesday 15th Nov
Having temporarily suspended our fundraising out of respect for Remembrance Poppy season,  and also my wife has taken on being the Poppy coordinator, so we have been extremely busy . We are doing amazing in our fundraising, and have now past our target to take part in the 22 mile walk next June. But we do not want to stop, as all funds raised for Combat Stress are so worth it. 

Fund raising

Monday 23rd Oct
My wonderful sister made a incredible donation today of £600. Raised by running a few bottle Tombola events.  Helped by friends and family.  So l am blessed to have this support.  Along the journey of the D DAY 44 Challenge, of training,  radio Interviews, and meeting some fantastic people, it is already a privilege for me to be involved. Thank you everyone for your help and the donations 

Training session

Thursday 5th Oct
Today completed around 11.5 miles in our training for the 22 miles walk on the anniversary of the D DAY landings next year. This takes our total walked miles to around 70 miles. 

Fund raising Just Giving

Saturday 1st Jul
I am extremely grateful for all the donations made so far. We are making steady progress to achieve the goal £1,250 each, needed by March 2024 to compete in the walk of 22 miles in France in June 2024. 
I am pleased to report that also  my JustGiving page is up to £175. Thank you again for your most generous donations.  I am hoping that l can link this with our Combat team page soon. 
My son, who is currently serving in the Army, is giving his support by contacting various institutions. Also my sister is attending various events in our local area running a bottle Tombola.  We are so lucky, to have people supporting us to help us achieve our goal of helping our veterans suffering from Combat Stress.  

The training starts

Tuesday 13th Jun
So my good friend, who has now assumed the role of a PTI ( Physical Training Instructor),has now,set 22 days of training from July to December . Watch this space to keep up to date on our progress 

Thank you to my Sponsors

£590

Brenda Martin

from tombola stalls

£250

Patricia Abrahams

Good luck Steve. Bon chance

£220

Justgiving Donations

£175

Steve

hello my support number is 303738

£175

Bren & Lynne

Bren & Lynne's Efforts at the Goods Shed - Appy Daze!!

£160

Brenda Martin

Good Luck Steve, from the Cambridge collection.

£104.50

Brenda Martin (jean)

Good luck Steve, Donation from mum xxx

£79.50

Esther Weadick

Done it now.

£53

Kelpercarol

Good luck, will share to my page

£28.62

Ruth Miller

I have now sponsored you

£28.62

Karen Ledster

Good luck with your walk Steve. Thank you for everything you do for such a worthy cause.

£26.50

Anonymous

£26.50

Brenda Martin

Good luck Steve.

£22.26

Aunty Pam

From Aunty Pam.to reach you personal target

£21

Chrissie Johnson

Good luck Steve and Jake!!

£20

Mark Philp

Good luck from the cyclists you spoke to over the river, don’t get lost.

£10.60

Donna Turner

Good luck Steve you can do it 🙂 love Donna Carly-Rae and Tommy xxx

£10

Brenda Martin

starter for 10

£10

Steven Miller

£5.45

Dave T

£5

Melanie Baker

Go for it Steve!