ROYAL MARINES CHARITY - BOOTCAMP CHALLENGE
The Royal Marines are fearless, they are the first into battle, they are front line soldiers & the elite UK force. They are the amphibious troops of the Royal Navy, acknowledged as one of the world's elite commando forces. Held at a very high readiness they can respond quickly to events anywhere around the globe.
75% of Royal Marines have been deployed in operations over the past 3 years. The Royal Marines Charity has a massive responsibility in that it looks after both serving and retired Royal Marines, & their dependents - this converts into some 125,000 potential beneficiaries.
It goes without saying that they seek to support their wounded & injured in any way they can. But they also seek to improve the quality of life for each & every Royal Marine.
Royal Marines have always been the first to understand, adapt, respond & overcome; that’s the Commando mindset. Yet there are many Royal Marines & their families out there today who are fighting battles they can’t win alone.
To put this in context, during the Afghanistan conflict alone:
•Of the 445 UK fatalities suffered, 60 of them were Royal Marines
•155 Royal Marines are now disabled and need through life support, 30 are amputees
•There are a further 256 Royal Marines who suffered significant life changing injuries, of whom 180 have shown signs of posttraumatic stress
We are raising money for The Royal Marines Charity and they are uniquely placed to understand, adapt and respond. They provide through life support for the whole Royal Marines family; The serving Corps, Veterans, reservists, widows, dependants and cadets, by providing assistance when public funding or support from other agencies is unavailable.
They enable Marines and their families to overcome their challenges, including lifechanging injury, life-limiting illness, mental disability, transition to civilian life, and even poverty. Unfortunately, the Commando mindset isn’t always enough, but with your support, they can help the Royal Marines family to win their battles and ensure that no one is left behind.