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DecAid

1 team member

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

<p style="margin-top: 0.833em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.833em; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px;"><strong>We apologise for having to create this new fund-raising page. Thank you for all of the kind donations to date. We will try to transfer your messages to our website.&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="margin-top: 0.833em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.833em; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-top: 0.833em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.833em; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px;">DecAid is a national appeal set up to honour 10 years in Afghanistan. We hope to raise over &pound;350,000 to help current and ex-servicemen and women,<strong>&nbsp;</strong>and their families, who have been affected by the war in Afghanistan since it began in 2001. The money will be raised during a unique series of events and will be divided between two service charities: Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association <strong>(SSAFA Forces Help)</strong> and The British Limbless Ex-Servicemen Association <strong>(BLESMA)</strong>.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0.833em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.833em; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px;">DecAid involves six core events:</p> <ul style="margin-top: 0.833em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.833em; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 2.083em; list-style-type: disc; list-style-position: initial; list-style-image: initial;"> <li style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px;">Mass Pipes and Drums &ndash; A great success with 2,011 pipers and drummers marching through the centre of Edinburgh following Armed Forces day in June.</li> <li style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px;">The Munro Mission &ndash; a team of three will complete one of the hardest possible challenges in the UK as they climb all 283 Munro&rsquo;s in Scotland (mountains over 3000ft) without the use of motorised transport. They will run, cycle and kayak 1600 miles whilst climbing the equivalent height of Mt Everest every three days for a 45 day period. Every mountain will be dedicated to British soldiers who have lost their lives in Afghanistan.</li> <li style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px;">Stretched to the Limit &ndash; a sponsored stretcher carry up Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales.</li> <li style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px;">The Big Tow &ndash; a sponsored vehicle tow around one of Britian&rsquo;s best known race tracks. This will be an inter service competition between the Navy, Army and RAF around Rockingham Racetrack.</li> <li style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px;">Ride2Remember &ndash; a race to cycle from London to Kabul. The race will take place on a weekend in September, with competitors completing the distance on static bikes in city centres across the UK.&nbsp;</li> <li style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px;">The Light For Life Ceremony &ndash; a short parade and ceremony in Salisbury Cathedral. Marking the exact 10th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan, a candle will be lit for every British soldier who has lost their life there.</li> </ul> <p style="margin-top: 0.833em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.833em; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px;">In addition, DecAid wishes to increase awareness of the work and contribution of the Armed Forces in Afghanistan particularly to younger members of the UK population.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0.833em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.833em; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px;">A central concern of all of the events will be the involvement of wounded servicemen and women and families who have lost loved ones in Afghanistan. All family and friends will also be encouraged to participate, support our events and help raise awareness of the contribution of our Armed Forces in a coordinated national campaign.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0.833em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.833em; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px;">The DecAid Team are all current or former members of Exeter University Officer Training Corps (EUOTC) which draws its membership from Exeter and Plymouth Universities. The team are all under the age of 25 and passionate about the cause. A part of the DecAid website will be dedicated to those who wish to organise their own regional events. DecAid wants to encourage younger members of the UK&rsquo;s population to stand up and show their support for the work of the courageous and inspiring members of our armed forces.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-top: 0.833em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.833em; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px;">In summary, DecAid is a one off appeal created to raise money for wounded personnel and families who have suffered as a result of losing a loved one. The DecAid Appeal takes no political stance on the war in Afghanistan.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0.833em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.833em; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-top: 0.833em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.833em; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px;"><strong>DecAid's Events are now fully underway, please visit&nbsp;<a style="color: #3498cb; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: none;" href="http://www.decaid.co.uk/" target="_blank">www.decaid.co.uk</a>&nbsp;for more info!</strong></p>

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Personal Challenge Date

03 Oct 2011

Supporters

Jan 3, 2012

Handle With Care Limited

Well done and we're pleased to have you as our Christmas Charity

£403.00

Dec 7, 2011

Lawrence Lockhart

Congratulations for what you have achieved so far. Best wishes to the team.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Dec 5, 2011

Fiona Kerr

Money raised from making and selling Scottish Tablet.

£136.00

Nov 17, 2011

Sandra & Eoghan

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Nov 15, 2011

Lorna Jarman

An amazing venture! Well done to all participants!

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Nov 12, 2011

Anonymous

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Oct 31, 2011

Emma Laing

What an incredible achievement - well done to you all!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 31, 2011

Pippa Dalrymple Hamilton

Terrific charity, well done for achieving so much in a year.

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Oct 29, 2011

Anonymous

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 27, 2011

Thomas McPhail

Good Luck to Megan who is running the Athens Marathon on Remembrance Sunday...

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

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