Press Release; A mile in my boots
On the 3rd October a team from the 1st Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, took off from Catterick, North Yorkshire and over 7 days made their way down through the UK to Warminster, Wiltshire, finishing at their camp Battlesbury Barracks in Warminster on World Mental Health Day.
Each day they will TAB (tactical advance to battle) between 30-40 miles carrying 15kg (33lbs). By the end of the week they will have travelled 435km (267 miles).
They have been raising money for PTSD Resolution in memory of one of their friends.
Earlier this year Lance Corporal Rob Cochrane lost his best friend on Operations, Private Reece Miller who served with the Yorkshire Regiment. Reece was a Veteran of the Afghanistan war. He unfortunately took his own life two months ago whilst on tour in Estonia. This was a personal opportunity to raise awareness of PTSD and its signs and help diminish the stigma attached to mental health.
They have now raised an amazing £6635 during their 7 day walk and the amount continues to rise.