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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]
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Event

Personal Challenge Date

10 Mar 2021

Supporters


May 8, 2021

Elizabeth

It always cheers me up to see you striding with such purpose around Eldwick, and for such a worthy cause. Really well done!

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


May 6, 2021

Gary

well done Jeffrey, you're a legend

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


May 6, 2021

Lisa

You're an inspirational person Jeffrey having dedicated so many years to raising money for charity. It was a pleasure talking with you! All the best with your latest challenge!

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


May 2, 2021

Anonymous

We had a nice chat when we met you on one of our walks around beautiful Bingley. Good effort Jeffrey!!


May 1, 2021

Anonymous

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid


May 1, 2021

Ben Peacock

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid


May 1, 2021

David Page

Good to see you are still made of iron Jeffrey.

£15.00


Apr 29, 2021

Armadillo NV LTD

Well done Jeffrey - you are an inspiration. xxx

£500.00


Apr 28, 2021

Petra

Keep up the good work.

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Apr 26, 2021

Adrienne

Good Luck

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid

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