The Cateran Yomp – a military term for a long distance march – is the largest and toughest event of its kind. Taking place on the 8th - 9th June in the foothills of the Scottish Cairngorm Mountains, teams of 3-6 people will battle across 54 miles of rugged terrain to achieve Gold.
Click this link to check out the video, showing you more on the Challenge ahead.
The purpose of the event is to support ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, the national charity of the British Army. All the money raised will help the charity continue to provide much needed practical and financial support to soldiers, veterans and their immediate families during times of need.
Three men preparing to take on the challenge is Graeme Fletcher, Toshiba's System Support Specialist, along with a couple of friends; Dave Allin and Guy Pinnock. Commenting on the challenge ahead, Graeme Fletcher said:
“It’s going to be tough but training is going well so far. We are really looking forward to the event, which promises some stunning scenery, and it will be fantastic to raise money for such a worthwhile cause”.
Graeme’s Web Page is http://fundraising.soldierscharity.org/graemefletcher
We'd like to wish Graeme and his teammates the very best of luck!
Since its inception in 2011, more than 5,000 brave people have taken on the Yomp and raised a staggering £3.3 million for The Soldiers’ Charity. Participants have the option to alternatively sign up for the silver (36 miles) or bronze distances (22 miles).
The Charity itself has supported British Army families in over 60 countries in the last year alone and in 2017-18, for the third year running, was named the number one charity nationally ‘to deliver on its promises’ by Third Sector, the UK’s leading publication for the voluntary sector.
For more information on how the ABF support individuals and other military charities: https://soldierscharity.org/about-us/what-we-do/