Phil Caloe


Veterans In Action
Veterans In Action (VIA) is a UK based charity specialising in the social reintegration of socially excluded HM Forces Veterans. The overriding aim of VIA is to help those who suffer the effect of war or who find the transition to civilian life difficult. VIA us a unique Program called ALIVE that has been developed by charity founder Billy MacLeod that uses adventurous activities and expeditions to help rebuild the confidence, self-esteem and self-belief in the veterans who take part. As an addition to these activities VIA have developed its first ALIVE Centre on a private rural estate in the Hampshire countryside where exciting projects are run for the veterans who attend. These projects offer veterans choice and develop the day to dat skills that helps them reintegrate into their local community.
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RE1000 Riders fundraising page

Phil Caloe

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20 like minded people, be they serving sappers, retired sappers or civvies who have an affinity for pain and endurance, have decided to raise money for Veterans In Action ( by riding 1000 miles in 24 hours - no mean feat considering we're doing it on UK roads.

...Calling at RE Bases in Manchester, Elgin (Highlands of Scotland), Cambridge (Waterbeach) and finishing at our ancestral home in Chatham.

The riders in the RE 1000 are:

Phil Caloe, John Goodacre, Dave Casterton, Mark Hudson, Karen Smith, Pete Egan, Mick Froggatt, Tommo Thomason, Phill Moore, Carl Adams, Darryl Hodder, Mark Harriott, Adam Parsons, Steve Herd, Chris "Lofty" Loftus, Kenny Abrehart, Vince Reynolds, Darren "Legs" Le Gallais, Simon Weir, Dave Mills.

Pillions are:

Edan Druce, James Froggatt

Recent donors


11.07.12 Total sum from all my sponsors Many thanks to all

02.06.12 Thanks to all

26.05.12 23585323 L/Cpl David Strachan HQ AER RE Fd Wks. Southwood Camp, Farnborough. Ok I know it was in 1958-1960. best wishes David

24.05.12 Well done Mick, fantastic total raised. Wish mine was over and done with lol x

21.05.12 Good luck guys

10.05.12 Sponsorship For Darryl Hodder

10.05.12 Thank you to everyone who has sponsored me for this worthwhile cause.

10.05.12 Here's the last of my donations from guys at work.


09.05.12 Well done Darryl Hodder

06.05.12 Sorry guys it's late but great job and well done to all.

04.05.12 This is my payment for the bike cam which I won in the auction run by Darren 'Legs' Le Gallais. Cheers!!

04.05.12 From Steve Debacker, Hackmead Farm Kennels customers, Country Garden Day Nursery-Bath, Jodie Vranch, Neil Golding, Barry Mitchell and others!

04.05.12 Well done Mick & James from Ray & Lyn at


01.05.12 Well done Darryl Hodder.

01.05.12 Hi Mick Well done, let me know if you do it again and I will come along on the blackbird !!

28.04.12 Well done all.


27.04.12 Nice one Darryl Hope the Vibration White Buttock has worn off.

25.04.12 Hope you had a good trip Kenny Abrehart, I know it's late and will go to a very good cause.

24.04.12 Thanks to all those who sponsored me. A bit more to come yet.

24.04.12 Well done Phil ! Next time try getting the North Pole on a Bike in 72 hours !! ;-)

22.04.12 Collected from Mark Harriott's cash sponsors....Many thanks all. I really enjoyed the ride, despite the cold, wet, snow, fog, continual cramp. & I can still feel the battery tray thru the seat on my backside! lol


Running total

Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
Total donors:
Biggest donor:
Mark Hudson
Last donor:
Steve Dewey
Offline fundraising: