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Army Veteran goes toughest, coldest and highest for Help for Heroes

Army Veteran goes toughest, coldest and highest for Help for Heroes

Army veteran Rob Shenton has completed a trio of the toughest challenges on earth to raise money for Help for Heroes. Starting with the Marathon des Sables in 2013, touted as the toughest footrace on earth, he has gone on to complete the Everest Marathon and finally the North Pole Marathon just a couple of weeks ago in temperatures of down to 35 degrees below zero!

Rob, a former soldier who was medically discharged from the Army with mental health issues, has finally finished a journey which started when he was still in the Army and has culminated in his transition to civilian life.

He said: “My mental health has taken me to the lowest levels of despair. It cost me my relationships, friends, property and I even tried to take my life.”

But help from charities such as Help for Heroes helped him to get his life back on track.

“I got a real sense of peace and calm when I visited the Help for Heroes Recovery Centres. It was fundamental to my recovery when I was experiencing the upheaval of leaving a job I loved so much and thought I would be doing for my entire working life. I received support from Hidden Wounds and the Band of Brothers fellowship network and they were invaluable.”

If you would like to donate, go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/running-rob-challenge-3


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