A British Army Officer of 34 years is taking on a week of 24-hour endurance events across North England to raise funds and awareness for Combat Stress.
Major Simon 'Sip' Powers, Officer Commanding of 600 HQ Squadron, part of 6 Regiment Royal Logistics Corps at Dishforth, is leaving the Forces this year on medical grounds and is dedicating his time to supporting the charity.
He's been planning the seven day ‘Enduro 7’ endurance event for two years and it will finally take place following months of training on 28 June 2021.
Each extreme event will last 24 hours and will test Major Powers's physical and mental fortitude, with a target of raising £25,000 for Combat Stress.
"It's nothing compared to what some are going through"
Major Powers said: “The event has been designed to be exhausting, but also demonstrate the effects of dealing with mental illness. “It will be a gruelling undertaking, but it is still nothing compared to what some of the men and women I have worked with are going through on a daily basis after they leave the armed forces.”
Robert Marsh, Director of Fundraising at Combat Stress, said: “We’re extremely grateful to Major Sip Powers for choosing to support Combat Stress with this truly astonishing endurance challenge and will be cheering him on through every gruelling hour.
“We're 75% reliant on donations and continue to need support throughout the pandemic to meet the needs of every former serviceman and woman who turns to us for help.
“Without the efforts of fundraisers like Major Powers, we wouldn’t be able to continue providing our unique life-changing treatment to help those veterans with complex mental health issues tackle the past and take on the future.”
To find out more about Major Powers's astonishing challenge, visit www.enduro7.com
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