Jeffrey Long MBE

Jeffrey Long MBE

190 mile walk for my 90th birthday

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Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Veteran Yorkshire fundraiser Jeffrey Long MBE is setting out on an epic walking challenge in aid of two armed forces charities.[/p][p]Jeffrey, who turns 90 later this year, will walk 190 miles in aid of The Royal British Legion and Support Our Paras, The Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces Charity.[/p][p]The former paratrooper from Bingley has single-handedly raised more than £300,000 for charity over the past 14 years and attracted celebrity endorsement along the way.[/p][p]Great-grandfather Jeffrey, who served with the Paras from 1952-1957, said: “Covid has hampered my plans to an extent over the last year, so I am doubly determined to complete this challenge.”[/p][p]Jeffrey will walk a total of 190 miles – 100 for the Legion to mark their centenary in 2021, plus a further 90 for Support Our Paras.[/p][p]He said: "I am very proud of my time as a paratrooper and this is just my way of giving something back."[/p][p]Despite having daily chemotherapy and still suffering back pain from a training injury in 1954, Jeffrey will walk up and down the hills around his beloved Bingley to clock up the miles for his latest challenge.[/p][p]He said: “Many charities have been hit hard by the pandemic, so that’s why I am so passionate about getting out there again and completing this walk. If you look after the armed forces, they will look after you.[/p][p]“I am classed as vulnerable which restricts how much I can do and how much time I can spend out of the house but I am hoping to complete the 190 miles over two months.”[/p][p][vmgvideo width="956" height="538" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/GqMkV6wHY-I?showinfo=0&rel=0&iv_load_policy=3" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen][/vmgvideo][/p]
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Event

Personal Challenge Date

10 Mar 2021

Supporters


Nov 12, 2021

Pam Swift

It was a pleasure to have met Jeffrey and his friend today at Kedleston Hall in Derbyshire . He was just amazing for 90 years of age and I was in awe listening to his fundraising achievements. He is a star and to be commended for all he has done.

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Aug 4, 2021

Jackie Rosano

Amazing x

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Jun 4, 2021

Anonymous

£5.00

plus £1.25 Gift Aid


May 19, 2021

Anonymous

£25.00

plus £6.25 Gift Aid


May 16, 2021

Anonymous

Well done Jeffrey, what a fantastic example you are.

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


May 16, 2021

Anonymous

Well Done Jeffrey!

£15.68


May 15, 2021

Ivan

Inspirational. What a legend!

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


May 14, 2021

Anonymous

Well done x

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid


May 14, 2021

Tony

Well done Jeffrey! You are remarkable and inspirational!

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


May 14, 2021

Anonymous

£5.00

plus £1.25 Gift Aid

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