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Army Benevolent Fund


Barrister, broadcaster and author Rob Rinder will take on the toughest footrace on earth this April, with a team from the British Army in support of our charity.
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Event: Marathon des Sables 2024, from 12 April 2024 to 22 April 2024
Closed on 08/05/2024
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Rob has recruited a team of elite Army professionals with a range of invaluable skills and experience to run the challenge. Along the way, Rob will be joining Olympic champion Heather Stanning OBE, Infantry Colonel Mark Nooney MC, Army Corporal Natalya Platonova and the British Army’s most senior soldier – Army Sergeant Major Paul Carney.


The team will run 250km in just 6 days over the harshest terrain on earth as part of the legendary Marathon des Sables event – a truly gruelling multi-stage adventure in one of the world’s most inhospitable environments on the planet, the Sahara Desert.

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Rob and his team are running the event in support of our charity – the Army Benevolent Fund – and will help raise vital funds to support soldiers, former soldiers and their families in times of need. This year the charity is celebrating 80 years of unbroken service to the Army family since its formation in 1944.

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Army Benevolent Fund

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We exist to give a lifetime of support to the wider Army family, regardless of where or when a soldier served. We act swiftly and efficiently in providing support in the form of grants to those who find themselves in real need. We also provide grants to charities who support the wider Army family.

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