I received a note from a serving LE Officer - synopsis below. I am cognisant that many requests for sponsorship are circulating but this one does seem extraordinary and has a personal element too. He is approaching drop off point and at 50 years old this chap is both brave and is quite clearly bonkers but I have no doubt he can do this. In June he will take part in the Gobi March, a 250 kilometre race in the Gobi Desert near Kashi in Western China. This race is truly a feat of determination and endeavour with competitors having to carry all their vital equipment and meet daily cut off times to continue in the race. As he is a prospective SAGA member I expect this to invite press interest too ! He has been training for this event since his return from the Atacama Desert and a similar venture last year but this has now taken on a much greater personal significance for him as a close friend of his received a serious spinal injury whilst on duty in Basra. The aim is to try and raise at least Â£10.000.00 for Help for Heroes and it would be awesome if you would consider supporting him in this very worthwhile appeal. The justgiving link is below. http://www.justgiving.com/h4hmartyb He has raised Â£1600 since mid-Feb so need to increase run-rate slightly. Should you see you way to sponsoring then many, many thanks to you.