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Closed 28/08/2020

105%
£31,735
raised of £30,000 target by 1062 supporters

    Weʼve raised £31,735 to promote understanding of mental health care, of neurodiversity, and do what we can to prevent suicide amongst young people. Doing it for Ben

    To Turkey and Back
    Funded on Friday, 28th August 2020

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    Story

    Those of you who have found yourselves on this page will most undoubtedly have been heartbroken by the tragic news we all received recently about Ben's passing. He was a light that lit up the lives of many, be that as a Son, a Brother, a Family member or a Friend.

    Whilst we're all here in a time of grief, it's also a time for us to celebrate the joyous life that Ben shared with us all, and as a collective, we wanted to make sure we were able to do that. Those who knew Ben know how big of a personality he was on Typhoon Squadron, and how much he loved to plan, take part and spin dits about squadron life.

    One exercise he was extremely fond of and couldn't wait to see come to fruition was Trans-Europe, a summer long exercise covering the majority of Europe in 4 stages. Starting in Loughborough, we planned to travel all the way to Istanbul, and back again. Unfortunately, due to troubling times we're living in at the moment, the exercise couldn't go ahead as normal. However, in Ben's memory, we wanted to complete this journey in anyway we could.

    In teams made up of family and friend's of Ben, as well as his colleagues on Typhoon Squadron, we will cover the original distance proposed for the exercise. Whether it be running or walking, we will complete the 4600 mile journey as a pack, raising money in memory of Ben.

    We will be promoting to relevant charities close to Ben’s heart. The primary one is Papyrus, who are the national charity for the prevention of young suicide.

    Papyrus

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    • For Ben: To Turkey and Back5 months ago
      For Ben: To Turkey and Back

      For Ben: To Turkey and Back

      5 months ago

      We’ve hit £15,000. Amazing. All of our teams have started now and it’s great to see their progress. Thank you to everyone getting involved with this fundraiser

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    • For Ben: To Turkey and Back5 months ago
      For Ben: To Turkey and Back

      For Ben: To Turkey and Back

      5 months ago

      We have reached our original target of £4600! Thank you to all who have helped contribute to our effort so far. We are only just getting started! We have decided to set a new goal of £9200, let's keep up the amazing effort. For Ben;

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    6 months ago

    For Ben: To Turkey and Back started crowdfunding

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    Page last updated on: 8/17/2020 22.01

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    1062

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 17, 2020

      As a father who nearly lost my son to suicide my heart goes out you.

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 17, 2020

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 12, 2020

      £5.00

    • Adam

      Adam

      Aug 9, 2020

      That’s an amazing tribute to Ben and for such an important cause.

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 7, 2020

      £5.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 7, 2020

      £5.00

    • Nick Gillingham

      Nick Gillingham

      Jul 25, 2020

      Donated for Ben.

      £20.00

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