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PROJECT 65 launches its next big challenge event

first_imgPROJECT 65 launches its next big challenge event MILITARY CHARITY LAUNCHES 131 MILE SUPER CHALLENGE AND A TRIBUTE TO FALLEN BRITISH HEROMilitary charity PROJECT 65 has created an incredible challenge event to raise vital funds for wounded armed forces personnel and bereaved families.Titled the FORCES MARCH, the annual event is designed to be one of the most challenging and demanding events of it’s kind in the UK. Teams from Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, Fire Service, Police Forces, Corporate teams, Civilians and disabled participants will be running or walking a total distance of 131 miles from Ilfracombe, North Devon to Bulford Camp, Wiltshire. The FORCES MARCH begins on Thursday 27th May and finishes on Monday 31st May. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Teams will compete the 5 marathons in 5 days challenge to win ‘The Mark Hale Trophy’, a prize for the outright winning team which is named after Captain Mark Hale of 2nd Btn The Rifles Regiment who was killed whilst trying to save the life of another soldier in Afghanistan in August 2009.Captain Hale had led a team of 8 soldiers from 2 RIFLES in a rowing challenge to raise money for PROJECT 65 in June. His team rowed a total of 5800kms on rowing machines– the equivalent distance from Sangin, Afghanistan to Pegasus Bridge, Normandy to coincide with the charity’s first major challenge event, THE RUN TO PEGASUS which finished on the 65th anniversary of D-Day, 6th June 2009 at the legendary bridge.Danny Greeno, Chairman of PROJECT 65 tells where the inspiration came from for the FORCES MARCH, “I first had the idea for the FORCES MARCH around 2 years ago. Our first challenge event, THE RUN TO PEGASUS was such an overwhelming success that we decided to try and create something even bigger. The FORCES MARCH fits perfectly with our ethos of uniting civilians with the military to promote the efficiency of the armed forces as well as presenting a very demanding challenge. The route takes in some of the UK’s most spectacular scenery and if people really want to help raise money for our wounded heroes but are a little daunted by the prospect of covering 131 miles, they are welcome to just complete one or two stages of the march. We are extremely excited about the event and there is already huge interest. “Entry details and additional information can be found at www.forcesmarch.org.ukThe money raised by PROJECT 65 will be divided between The Royal British Legion, BLESMA, St Dunstan’s, RAF Benevolent Fund, Army Benevolent Fund and Help for Heroes.  55 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Tagged with: Events Howard Lake | 15 December 2009 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more