News

June 30th 2015

Raising £500 for charity

A member of the Professional Support Staff from Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force (ACF) has raised £500 for charity by completing 50 laps of Grantham’s Meres Stadium, interspersed with 1000 press ups and 1000 sit ups.

Major (Retd)  Rob Holland completed his challenge at the ACF National Athletics Championship, that took place on Saturday 6 June 2015, after learning how his sponsorship money could help people in need.

Rob Holland takes part in a charity eventRob, aged 59 who lives in Bardney, explained: “I have always enjoyed keeping fit but I wanted to do something useful with my hobby, which could help other people. I decided to take part in an organised event to raise money for Blesma, The Limbless Veterans charity, which supports Service Personnel who have lost limbs or the use of limbs or eyesight when serving our country.

“As a member of the Professional Support Staff with Lincolnshire ACF I think it is important to inspire the Cadets to achieve their goals whether this is sport related or otherwise. I hope that by raising money for charity in this way I have demonstrated that if you put in the ‘hard work’ your determination will pay off, and that you can achieve whatever you want to if you focus. I would like to thank everyone that has sponsored me.”

Lincolnshire ACF is recruiting both Cadets and Adult Volunteers to find out more visit www.armycadets.com or call 01522 528109 for further details.

"I have always enjoyed keeping fit but I wanted to do something useful with my hobby, which could help other people."