Lima Coy, 42 Cdo Royal Marines begin the 1664 Global Challenge today (17/2/17) by attempting an extraordinary feat. They intend to ‘Lift & Shift' HMS OCEAN.
100 Royal Marines on board HMS Ocean, which is currently deployed in the Gulf, will attempt to lift the weight of the ship, a mere 21,473 tonnes. As if that wasn't enough, they will also be running the total distance home to the UK (~10,000Km) over a 24 day period.
It is all part of the 1664 Global Challenge which is 100 challenges over 100 days undertaken by Royal Marines, to raise money and awareness for The Royal Marines Charity. Most recently the Charity has supported Cpl Matthew Drake RM, who sustained a life changing injury during the SPTG 16.2 deployment, breaking his back; an accident that left him paralysed from the chest down. Currently, Cpl Drake RM is with his family and is receiving intensive rehabilitation at Oswestry Orthopaedic Hospital. Without charitable support, Cpl Drake and his family would have found the situation substantially more difficult.
42 Cdo RM aims to raise £30,000 towards the 1664 Global Challenge. If you would like to donate you can do so via the 1664 Global Challenge JustGiving Page:
CAKES 4 COMMANDOS – OCTOBER 2017
Everyone welcomes the chance to get together over a ‘wet’ and some hoofing cake, so while you’re at it raise money for the #RMFamily.
We are encouraging bakers to get their aprons on throughout October, for the Corps birthday on the 28th (but you can organise a Cakes 4 Commandos fundraiser at any time of the year!)
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