ABF The Soldiers' Charity Round-Up April 2017
17th April 2017
As you probably know, RIFT works closely with ABF The Soldiers' Charity. With every Armed Forces tax refund we claim for our customers, we make a donation in recognition of the sacrifices they and their families make. Our partnership with the charity also gives us the opportunity to support and promote the work they do.
May marks the 3rd anniversary of that partnership. We'll be taking a look back at what we've done together next month. Until then, though, here's a quick round-up of their recent news and upcoming events.
- Life-saver Leslie Binns is taking on Everest again
A year after abandoning his Everest assault, agonisingly close to the summit, to save another mountaineer's life, Leslie Binns is back. Despite being blinded in one eye by an IED in Afghanistan, he's tackling the mountain once more in support of The Soldiers' Charity.
You can follow his progress on the Facebook page set up for his challenge and donate to the cause through Just Giving.
- The 10th annual Lord Mayor's Big Curry
This well loved event, amazingly now in its 10th year, took place on the 6th of April with His Royal Highness The Duke of York as guest of honour. The event was held at the Guildhall in London
The event raised money and awareness in aid of soldiers and veterans of the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.
RIFT will be taking part in the Big Curry once again later in the year.
- Army Veteran tackles 2 long-distance treks for The Soldiers' Charity
Michael Stawrowski will be walking 100 miles through Nepal then 150 miles from Land's End to Somerset, back-to-back!
At 60 years old after a 30-year military career, he says he's keen to give something back to the Armed Services.
- The Soldiers' Charity presents Finchale with a £100,000 grant
Finchale is a charity helping veterans across the north-east find work through specialist employment programmes.
They've got a great track record of success, and The Soldiers' Charity's grant should be a major boost for 2017.
- ABF partner Heroes Drinks Company launches Heroes Vodka
Heroes Drinks Company is a not-for-profit organisation.
They donate a minimum of 20% of their profits to organisations like ABF, the Royal Navy & Royal Marine Charity and the RAF Benevolent Fund.
Everything else gets pumped back into the business, providing jobs for veterans across the UK.
- Your chance to skydive with the Red Devils! 18th of May
Does a 13,000ft freefall dive with the British Army's Parachute Regiment display team sound amazing to you?
Of course it does!
All it takes to participate is £50 and a commitment to aiming for a £450 fundraising target.
- Registration opens for the Vitality London 10,000
Places are open in The Soldiers' Charity Running Army, which will be tackling the London event on the 29th of May.
Training and exercise videos are on offer to entrants, along with other perks.
Sign up now and commit to a £200 fundraising target.
- City Invitational Cup
On the 31st of May, Mark Rampkarash will be captaining The Soldiers' Charity XI in what's shaping up to be a great afternoon's cricket against the City Select XI. All proceeds will be going into The Soldiers' Charity's HAC1537 Partnership with the Honourable Artillery Company.
Some of the RIFT team will be going along, so if you see us, pop over and say hi.
Tickets are now sale
RIFT is incredibly honoured to partner with The Soldiers' Charity. Check back here each month for more updates and important dates for your calendar.
You can follow the Soldiers' Charity on Facebook to keep up to date with their work.