ABF The Soldiers Charity
ABF The Soldiers Charity are for soldiers, for life. We are the Army’s National Charity, helping soldiers, veterans and families from every conflict They risk so much for us, but for them, its "just doing their job". In return, The Soldiers’ Charity give them down-to-earth help and friendship, with no hassle or bureaucracy. Over the last 70 years, we have helped countless people from the Army family, defining our work through the Army’s own values of courage, loyalty and selflessness. If needs be, we can often provide vital help within 48 hours. The scope of our work is enormous; last year our eldest beneficiary was a 108-year-old World War II widow who needed assistance in paying her care home fees. The youngest was a two-year-old child of a serving soldier who needed funding for a specialist piece of medical equipment. To provide independence and dignity for every soldier and veteran is something we are incredibly proud to do. Thats what weve been here to offer since 1944 and will be here for as long as there is a need.
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The 100 Peaks Challenge Team's fundraising

Karl Rushen

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On the 23rd May 2017 a Challenge Team will embark on a life defining journey. The Goal is Simple, the Task, Monumental, the Reason, Inspirational....... 

The 100 Peaks Challenge was created as a tribute to Lloyd Newell, to support ABF The Soldiers Charity and Support Our Paras. Lloyd was KIA June 2011, serving with 22 SAS when he was killed. He spent the vast majority of his career in Colchester with 216 Royal Signals, before transferring to EOD and then back to Colchester and the Parachute Regiment after passing Pathfinder selection.

The Challenge takes place starting from Fort William on 23.05.17 (the day Lloydy deployed on his last tour) and finishes on Pen Y Fan on 16.06.17 (the day he was killed).

The Challenge is to 'TAB' 100 Peaks in the UK, all above 610m (2000ft) - approx. 45 in Scotland, 25 in England, 1 on the Isle of Man and 29 in Wales. The Challenge will begin in Scotland on 23 May 2017, before heading across to the Isle of Man, crossing the Irish Sea in sea kayaks. We will cross the Irish Sea for a second time back to the Lakes. The final leg in Wales will begin in Snowdonia and culminate with tabbing from Waun Fach in the Black Mountains, finishing at the Summit of Pen Y Fan in the Brecon Beacons on the 16 June 2017 - a total duration of 25 days.

The Challenge is a genuine attempt at something quite epic. It encompasses three disciplines that are demanding enough on their own, but are then thrown together in an extreme triathlon. This, with the logistics of attempting to summit 100 Peaks in 4 countries in 25 days, means it's a first. It's quite possibly the most demanding endurance Challenge ever staged in the UK.

In the 25 days the team will complete 14 mountain marathons, 10 100+mile cycle sportives and 2 crossings of the Irish Sea in kayaks, with an average elevation gain of 10,000ft a day.

The Challenges simple goal is to create a legacy in Lloydys name and raise a minimum of £100,000.00 for the two charities.

The Team to take on the FULL Challenge will be selected from: 

Scott Wealthall, Paul Southernwood, Steve Moore, Caria Ammerlaan, Karl Rushen, Rob Paine, James Nicholson, Tony Day, Andy Philpot, Venessa Moffat, Richard Grisdale, Adam Kinsmore-Ward, Dale Mason & James Allen.

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Laura McLellan, Bas Kuiper, Barry Jones, Kertrina Jones, Martin Ledgeway, Barrie Williams, Christine Cranham, Matt Walby, Ian Ford, Charlotte Glass, Jay Prior, Philip Gibbs, Dean Guidera, Fiona Care, Adam Sutherland, Liam Gibbons, Caroline Rushen, Jenny Nicholson, James Chinnock, Dave Hansford, Gadge Grocott, Lisa Jones, Kate Horgan, Kim Treece, Jamie Horgan, John Nicholson, Jonathan Dando, Max Lebmeier, Tim Donati-Ford, Maria Onofrejoua, Neil Anderson, Matthew Lawson & Andrew Heller. 


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By supporting The 100 Peaks Challenge you are directly supporting ABF The Soldiers Charity and Support our Paras. All funds raised go straight to the Charities via Virgin Money Giving; nothing is taken from the Fundraising Effort for the Challenge Operating Costs.

Your donations really will make a difference to people's lives and help make this Challenge a success. Furthermore, you have helped us celebrate true heroes, and given hope to those that need it through the charities we are supporting. This is Lloydy’s legacy, thank you for helping us make it a reality.

We really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.

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15.04.17 Always a little further, Martin l ps see you on the hills Karl

13.04.17 Good luck, all the best with the challenge hopefully see you on Pen Y Fan

04.04.17 Good luck and have fun :D

03.04.17 Good Luck Boss and all the team.

30.03.17 Well in there guys and gals, especially to Scandi for her inspiration. Good luck to all

30.03.17 Epic Challenge! best of luck!

03.03.17 On behalf of Andrew Shaw

02.03.17 All the best Karl! Hope to see you out there.


27.02.17 Karl, I can only wonder in awe at the challenge and for a great cause, best of

21.02.17 A great cause Karl

08.02.17 Martin l

11.01.17 From Big Dunk!

10.01.17 Good luck Karl!

11.12.16 The very best of luck to you all. A fantastic challenge!

25.11.16 Great cause good luck!

28.10.16 London marathon training top put to good use

24.10.16 Well done Barrie Williams

22.10.16 As a way of avioding work Paul, this is MAD... Good luck..!

05.10.16 Mate, amazing what you put yourself through....well done "Coco"

03.10.16 Well done Barrie

24.09.16 Good luck Barrie

23.09.16 Good luck this weekend, Matt

15.09.16 Wow, this is one incredible challenge Karl, albeit an exciting one! Wishing you and your team great strength and resolve to accomplish it. Well done!

12.09.16 For Berlin Karl - my best wishes and good luck


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