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  • Injured war veteran to run London Marathon in memory of fellow soldier

    30 September 2021

    An injured veteran from Eskbank who is blind in his left visual field and partially sighted in his right is running the London Marathon in memory of h…

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  • Northern Ireland man celebrates 50th birthday with 50-day gruelling charity challenge

    19 May 2021

    Iain McAfee is celebrating turning 50 by fundraising for injured and limbless military veterans.  Iain will turn 50 on 29th May, and after coming acro…

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  • British Army Veteran set to complete one-million-metre rowing challenge this weekend

    4 March 2021

    Former Soldier, Gary Huntley, began his challenge on January 1st and set himself just 66 days to reach his target. In the process, he has also been at…

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  • SAS hero and TV star Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham talks resilience with injured Merseyside veteran

    6 January 2021

    SAS hero and TV star Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham has told how he felt guilt about the impact his danger-fuelled life had on his family.The Who Dares Wins …

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  • Oxfordshire Military Veteran Jack Cummings Meets NASA Astronaut Steve Swanson in Inspirational Resilience Sessions Podcast

    21 December 2020

    In this affecting episode Steve, 60, the former NASA astronaut who completed two space missions with five space walks and logged 195 days in space, wa…

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  • Singer-songwriter Judith Owen Talks Resilience and Adversity with injured Army Veteran

    28 December 2020

    Singer-songwriter Judith Owen has shared how she coped with the clinical depression and anxiety that blighted her life in a revealing conversation w…

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