The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has declared that he cannot think of a more important cause than the DecAid campaign which is set to raise over £350,000 for those affected by the war in Afghanistan. An ambitious team of students from the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth lead the DecAid campaign, which will honour the decade long contribution of British Armed Forces in Afghanistan since 2001. Mr Cameron announced in a recent letter that he is delighted to pay tribute to the excellent initiative and very much hope that DecAid will be the outstanding success that it deserves to be. The DecAid campaign, which was officially launched earlier this month in London and Exeter is set to dominate 2011 in a coordinated year-long campaign.The appeal has organised a series of extreme physical challenges and memorial ceremonies which will involve several thousand people nationally, including ex-servicemen, their families and friends. DecAid events include: The opening ceremony, a spectacular Massed Pipes and Drums event, on 26th June 2011, which will see 2,011 musicians march along the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, in conjunction with the Armed Forces Day events. The Munro Mission, in Scotland, which aims to conquer 283 mountains in 45 days, climbing the height of Mount Everest every three days. The Ride 2 Remember static bike race from London to Kabul. The Big Tow, where vehicles will be towed around Rockingham race track in a tri-service competition. Stretched to the Limit, in which 30 teams will attempt the arduous trek up Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales, carrying a heavy stretcher. The DecAid enterprise will donate to three service charities: Soldiers, Sailors, Airmens and Families Association (SSAFA), The British Limbless Ex-Servicemen Association (BLESMA), and Talking 2 Minds. As well as its own proceedings, DecAid will oversee individually organised events which can be advertised on their website www.decaid.co.uk. All of the money raised will go towards helping those affected by the decade long conflict in Afghanistan. As Mr Cameron emphasised: It is so important that, as a country, we fully recognise what our soldiers, sailors and airmen do on our behalf, the service they give to our country and the immense sacrifices they make every day of the week. DecAids most recent initiative, a Christmas card competition to recognise the 10th Christmas in Afghanistan, received entries from all over the country. The winning Christmas cards, chosen by DecAids patron, Hamish Clark, will be on sale on the DecAid website next week.