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 this organisation is to develop a national Veteran support framework centring on the principles of Outreach Work and Adventurous Activities, in support of the UK's Veteran community. Therein VIA organise and staff outreach projects designed to maximise opportunities to firstly identify, then offer support to Veterans within a regional and national context. After a veteran has been identified as an individual who might benefit from our services, we offer a range of support packages designed to encourage social participation and to a degree challenge the individual via a range of meaningful activities from fundraising to the more physical challenges engendered in Adventure Training. As suggested our services can be divided broadly into two distinctly separate agenda, on the one hand centring on Outreach Work, whilst the other focuses specifically on Adventurous Activities. The ALIVE Program is a three stage process that has been developed by Veterans In Action to work on the personal development of Armed Forces veterans, some of whom have been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and others who find it difficult to adjust to civilian life.
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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: