WHY not go the proverbial extra mile next month by raising money to help military veterans with mental health issues?
Forces charity Combat Stress is asking members of the public to complete a “March in March” – ten miles in one day – in support of the thousands of former servicemen and women seeking treatment each year.
It’s a virtual event, with no physical start line, and how and where you complete the challenge is up to you. You can opt to walk ten miles, try to clock a personal best run or even tackle the distance in full combat gear – the possibilities are endless.
Robert Marsh, of Combat Stress, said: “It would be fantastic to see as many people as possible signing up. It’s the perfect opportunity to show your support for the military community while improving your own physical and mental wellbeing.”
It costs £20 to take part and participants are also encouraged to try to raise as much as they can in sponsorship. All you need to do is register online at marchinmarch.co.uk, pick a time and a place, and get started. You can share your photos and videos on social media during and after the challenge using #MarchinMarch.
The money raised will enable Combat Stress to treat more veterans across the UK with mental health issues like anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.