Escape To Freedom 2019

SAS legend Pete 'The Mink' Morrison DCM is among a group of walkers from Wales and England taking part in a mammoth challenge to raise funds for veterans!

The Escape to Freedom 2019 kicked off at the weekend - travelling along the escape route used by allied serviceman and Jewish refugees escaping Nazi-occupied France during World War Two.

Those taking part are walking along the Freedom Trail along the Pyrenees into Spain for Care after Combat.

The charity has dedicated staff based in 4 Regional Offices across the UK and over 50 Volunteers that help veterans rebuild their lives after spending time in prison.

Pete Morrison DCM - who is originally from Neath, played a key part in the mission to rescue hostages during the Iranian Embassy siege in London is among those taking part. He posted a video at the start of the mission at the weekend.  

Care after Combat's Wales Manager, Rob Nicholls is part of the team that organised the Escape to Freedom walk. He is hoping people will show their support by donating to the charity. He also hopes it will inspire people to volunteer. Rob told us: "As well as donations, we need mentors who are either veterans or still serving in the Armed Forces. So, if you have some spare time and want to ‘give something back’ please visit our  website http://www.careaftercombat.org or contact me at our Wales office in Swansea."

They are a busy bunch at Care after Combat and there is no let up for the fundraising team this month! Once they return from France the focus will turn to the Pickle Ride. Cyclists will travel from Pendennis Point in Falmouth to the Admiralty in London this weekend. 

If you want to get behind those taking part in Escape to Freedom 2019 or the Pickle Ride please click link: https://give.careaftercombat.org/donate

This year so many people have created their own events in aid of Care after Combat. Briton Ferry Community Council handed over a cheque for over a £1,000 after doing a concert earlier this year.

If you want to do something and find out more about the work the organisation does full details are here: https://give.careaftercombat.org/fundraising

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