The Team consists of key members of the Bridge For Heroes Team, all of whom have an background in HM Forces except for Tammy, who is an ex-Police Officer.
Mark is a wounded veteran who will be completing the distance on his three wheel hand cycle.
All are of various levels of fitness, with Gary having completed 12 Marathons and a regular runner (he is the Event Director for King’s Lynn parkrun) with Tammy and Mike currently midway through their Couch to 5K training programme.
However, all are very excited to be able to take part, not only to achieve the distance but also to raise funds for the excellent local charities.
About Our Charity
The Bridge For Heroes
The charity has been based here in King’s Lynn for just over 10 years, serving the Armed Forces Community, family members, whatever their need might be.
The charity really came in to it’s own during the pandemic, providing much needed out-reach support to those in self-isolation of all kinds, including, where necessary, the provision of hot meals, cooked by the professional volunteer staff at the charity’s Contact Centre. Drop-in services and activities also cintinued as and when restructions allowed. The Centre has also been recently nominated by Public Health England as a registered NHS Covid Test Centre.
Assistance to the homeless in finding accommodation and those suffering from mental health issues continued despite the restrictions imposed by the pandemic, this being possible by the implementation of Covid secure training, infection control and effective use of PPE by it’s staff and volunteers.
Last year it was awarded the Queens Award for Volunteers and was one of the organisations nominated as a West Norfolk Hero.
It is a small charity, whose good work often goes unheralded but nevertheless its impact on the most needy in our service and the veteran communities has not only been of major benefit to those who required it but has also been of positive value to the many social welfare organisations, who without the professional intervention of the charity, would have otherwise had to have dealt with the problems themselves.