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For Ben: To Turkey and Back

For Ben: To Turkey and Back is crowdfunding

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£31,675
raised of £30,000 target by 1060 supporters

Weʼre raising £30,000 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
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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.

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  • For Ben: To Turkey and Back3 months ago
    For Ben: To Turkey and Back

    For Ben: To Turkey and Back

    3 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 Back3 months ago
    For Ben: To Turkey and Back

    For Ben: To Turkey and Back

    3 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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3 months ago

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Page last updated on: 8/12/2020 12.47

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  • 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

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 21, 2020

    For Ben;

    £10.00

  • Andy Phillpot

    Andy Phillpot

    Jul 14, 2020

    There is a mental health crisis in the UK . Suicide is not inevitable and every death is a tragedy

    £100.00

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