We all like to do our bit for Charity and like to challenge ourselves whether it a swim or a marathon, but there are two soldiers Craig and Danny, who are Definitely about to challenge themselves, walking 111 miles from Torrox (Malaga) to the top of the Rock of Gibraltar between the 17- 20/21 April 19. This is the equivalent of 4 marathons in 4 days with a few extra miles left over.
Craig and Danny are no strangers to walking, they both took part in a 100 mile walk from Walsall football Ground to Valley Parade Bradford City football ground over 3 days on 1 April 2017 they were joined by 3 other family members who were not quite used to walking such long distances. They raised funds for St John’s Hospice in Lancaster, and The Burns unit in Bradford in memory of the 56 lives that were lost at Valley Parade in May 1985.
Craig recently raised money for all three service charities : Walk a Mile With A Smile, for the RNBT, ABF the Soldiers Charity and RAFBF. This challenge started on 1 Dec 17 and finished on 1 Jun 18. He walked 897 miles over the 183 days not missing one day of walking.
Craig and Danny are particularly keen to raise much needed funds for their latest charity SSAFA – Homeless veterans, not only because they are serving soldiers, but because they believe that no service person whether Royal Navy Army or Royal Airforce should ever have to live on the streets.
Craig initially joined the Army as a 17 year old from Bradford, Yorkshire, in 1983 joining the local Armoured Corps Regiment 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards, later transferring to the Royal Army Pay Corps. Currently he’s with the Adjutant General Corps, but has served with many units and most branches (2 RRF, The Black Watch, R Signals, to name a few) and in his own words, …too many to remember!
“Many years away from family did take its toll on me, but I knew that I was a member of a very special family, who for the last 37 years have supported me and my family through some very poignant times.
I’m very fortunate to be still serving and I’m very proud to able to still make a difference within the Armed Forces”.
He currently works with all three of the Services, Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force.
Craig still suffers from Back Injuries sustained in service, so any distance walked is painful.
Craig and Danny would love to raise £2000 but anything is amazing.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.
Just Giving: https://www.