There are a number of ways you can support Combat Stress whilst giving in memory of a loved one:
A reason to give: In loving memory of Corporal Channing DayChanning Day was killed in Afghanistan in October 2012 while on patrol in Helmand Province. A serving medic in 3 Medical Regiment, Channing was just 25 years old when she died. Her story was first brought to our attention when donations in her memory were made to Combat Stress following her funeral.Not long after their terrible loss, Channing’s friends and family made the brave decision that this positivity should continue in tribute to her life, and started organising fundraising events. Since then, they’ve shown an overwhelming amount of support for Combat Stress, which has spread far and wide.In November 2012, Channing’s friend Jody Mardling, the 73 Armoured Engineer Squadron and 21 Engineer Regiment all took part in the Boars Insanity Challenge, completing a gruelling 60-day workout in the amazing time of just 50 hours, raising almost £5,000. In March 2013, Major Neill Bramble organised the Camp Souter Half Marathon in Kabul, Afghanistan, which saw 62 personnel running at 2,000m above sea level and raised almost £4,000. In addition, Nadine Livingstone participated in the Belfast Marathon in May 2013; the Comber Young Men Football Club held a charity night that raised £600, and there have been many other fundraising events including a charity football match.
Channing’s grandfather Raymond has now raised well over £13,000 which is an amazing achievement. Raymond has raised the funds through a variety of events including the sale of special badges. If you’d like to purchase one of these badges please get in touch by emailing him: firstname.lastname@example.orgJen Crockard and 3 Medical Regiment headed out on a kayak expedition and held an auction night in Channing’s memory and in response to the funds that have been raised for Combat Stress in her name, we have hung a plaque in the memorial garden at our Surrey treatment centre, Tyrwhitt House.