Flora London Marathon 09 - Combat Stress

I know there are loads of worthy causes out there and so many of you already give generously but please please please help me make my target for this truly wonderful charity.


If anyone wants to come and cheer on a very old lady puffing her way round London I'd really appreciate the support on the big day itself!

Thanks guys,



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Very old lady forsooth....hark at the chiel, making excuses afore she steps ower the Start :)

An Arrse cheer gang might be in order - whose got the banner ?

Well done FMP.....keep dodging the slush and stay on yer feet ! Spons incoming.

Le Chevre
jack-daniels said:
How's your training going? I'm struggling to get motivated this year. Weather hasn't helped any!

JD, bit like yourself, slower start to the training this year. Running on snow and ice hasn't helped either. Nor have the various social events such as the Six Nations and celebrating the big 5-0! That in itself is slowing me down!

Anyway you don't need to worry, you'll zip round, I'm just going for a steady plod :)
huge bump

to those of you who have already donated, many thanks

still a long way to go so keep the donations coming in, every little helps

who knows, you might be ringing Combat Stress one day :)
tiger stacker said:
How is the training going.

Did a 21 miler Friday night, feet hurting a bit today! Couple more long runs left then on to the carb loading. It's hard work fitting training in round work and 3 children but all for a good cause which keeps me going on long midnight runs! Getting a London charity place is the best 50th birthday present ever and going to enjoy it despite the pain!

So please guys chuck some cash my way, Combat Stress need your help, and I need the encouragement. Thanks to those who've already sponsored me.

yet another bump to keep this on the front page

C'mon guys, Combat Stress really need your donations. It could be you calling them up in a few years.

In total, the cost of running the two sides of our operation - the homes and welfare - is in the region of £5m a year. Of the money we receive each year, under half comes from central and local government sources to fund the treatment that about 70% of our veterans receive in the homes. This still leaves a significant shortfall in the cost of running the homes which has to be met through public appeals (legacies and donations) although the three Service Benevolent funds help us to the best of their ability.

As for the welfare side of our activities, this is entirely dependent on the Society's fund raising efforts. Because no Government subsidies of any kind are available for this important aspect of our work, we have to meet the costs of thousands of welfare visits each year to our veterans homes.


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