Nigel, Carl and PJ were all close friends of Captain Mark Hale. He was killed as he attempted to rescue an injured soldier while serving in Afghanistan with 2 RIFLES in August 2009. He was 42 and left behind his adored wife Brenda, and their daughters Tori, 16, and Alix, 8.
Hale was ‘undentable’ – a word coined by his Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Rob Thompson, when no other word sufficiently captured the essence of the man.
But the Undentable Run is about more than Mark. He is just one of hundreds of British soldiers who have given their lives fighting for their country. Carl says:
"Clearly the catalyst for all this was the death of my dear friend. Mark has inspired us to do this run in honour of his sacrifice and that of so many other soldiers and their families. We can't change terrible events, but we can do something to help by providing financial support to those organisations and charities which fight quietly in the background, helping our stoic and brave soldiers and their families to cope. We can make a difference."
View the Undentable Run Map for the full route
Help for Heroes raises money to support members of the Armed Forces who have been wounded in the service of their country. They ask their supporters to “do their bit” to show these extraordinary young men and women that they are cared for by us. Since launching in 2007, they have raised £46.817 million, changing the lives of thousands – but they need more.
Gives lifetime support to serving and retired soldiers and their families, giving them down-to-earth help and friendship, with no hassle or bureaucracy. That’s what they’ve been here to offer for 66 years, raising £7 million a year to meet this need. As a result of Current Operations it is anticipated that the requests for assistance will rise significantly in the coming years. It is the aim of The Soldiers’ Charity to increase fundraising to £14 million a year by 2015 to be sure that we can help each and every soldier that needs our help. www.soldierscharity.org
The RIFLES regiment is is the largest infantry regiment in the British Army and has suffered huge losses in the Afghan conflict. The funds raised from this appeal are dedicated to support the immediate, medium and long term care of Rifles' casualties and their families.
Please make cheques payable to ‘Central Bank London’ marking your envelope with ‘Undentable Run’.
c/o Lt Col Nigel Moreland
Headquarters London District,
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Thank you for all your help.
If you'd like your organisation to become a sponsor of The Undentable Run please contact Tom Wilton-Rumney on firstname.lastname@example.org
Two of the support vehicles accompanying the boys on the Undentable Run will be one-off Pashley roadsters worth £575 each. They will both be up for grabs when their tour of duty is complete and one of them could be yours if you are able to guess how many steps it will take PJ to complete the run. He’ll be wearing a pedometer and the closest guess wins!
Simply donate £1 on the Just Giving page and fill in the form below to enter - Good Luck.
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