RM COMMANDO 80 CHALLENGE 2022

Matthew Williams
Team

North Devon RMA and Commando Logistic Regiment

Team captain: Matthew Williams

About

I'm taking part in the RM Commando 80 Challenge to help raise money for RMA - The Royal Marines Charity.

This Charity is uniquely placed to understand, respond and react to the needs of Royal Marines and their families, helping them to overcome their own challenges, including life changing injury, life limiting illness and mental ill-health sustained on operations all over the globe. As an example, the increasing mental health support requirements of our Royal Marines veteran community resulting from the Falklands War, the Iraq War and Afghanistan is particularly stark in 2019 alone, twelve Royal Marines veterans committed suicide, an alarming and very sad increase. The Charity responded in 2020 by running a ground-breaking campaign know as #Lifting the Lid, a reference to Royal Marines taking off their Green Berets and opening-up about their experiences and the stress of conflict. This programme of support was praised by the NHS, Samaritans and Zero Suicide Alliance. But even with these initiatives, it is still not enough to prevent Royal Marines from taking their own lives. More support is needed, but the pandemic has had a profound impact on fundraising just as demand in these difficult times has grown. The Charity continues to campaign and raise funds, but it needs the help of every Royal Marine and every supporter of the Royal Marines Commandos.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and please help these Royal Marines reach their fundraising goal.
238%

Funded

  • Target
    £10K
  • Raised so far
    £23.8K
  • Number of donors
    430

About

I'm taking part in the RM Commando 80 Challenge to help raise money for RMA - The Royal Marines Charity.

This Charity is uniquely placed to understand, respond and react to the needs of Royal Marines and their families, helping them to overcome their own challenges, including life changing injury, life limiting illness and mental ill-health sustained on operations all over the globe. As an example, the increasing mental health support requirements of our Royal Marines veteran community resulting from the Falklands War, the Iraq War and Afghanistan is particularly stark in 2019 alone, twelve Royal Marines veterans committed suicide, an alarming and very sad increase. The Charity responded in 2020 by running a ground-breaking campaign know as #Lifting the Lid, a reference to Royal Marines taking off their Green Berets and opening-up about their experiences and the stress of conflict. This programme of support was praised by the NHS, Samaritans and Zero Suicide Alliance. But even with these initiatives, it is still not enough to prevent Royal Marines from taking their own lives. More support is needed, but the pandemic has had a profound impact on fundraising just as demand in these difficult times has grown. The Charity continues to campaign and raise funds, but it needs the help of every Royal Marine and every supporter of the Royal Marines Commandos.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and please help these Royal Marines reach their fundraising goal.

Fundraising updates

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Fundraising complete, North Devon RMA and Commando Logistic Regiment has reached 100% of the target!

Matthew Williams is fundraising towards

RM COMMANDO 80 CHALLENGE 2022

The Royal Marines are taking part in an extraordinary challenge that will retrace their Commando heritage back to 1942. The event, known as Royal Marines Commando 80 Challenge, will take place from the 1st September 2022 to the 30 October 2022. It will start the Royal Marines Commando Training Centre ...

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  • £220K Target
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