Local man, Alan Inglis, took part in the Annual Survive the Yomp challenge to raise money for The Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund (RMCTF). The RMCTF aims to get prosthetics fitted for injured soldiers who have lost limbs in action to America. The RMCTF has now merged with The C Group to create The Royal Marines Charity. This works to help Marines, both serving and veterans, offering support, assistance and future job prospects. They aim to provide the best possible life for Marines through charitable support.
The Commando Spirit Survive the Yomp is a 30 mile “forced march”. This is a speed march whilst wearing a pack. This is to imitate the Royal Marines training. It is based around Achnacarry Castle. Commando Spirit allows individuals to test their limits physically and psychologically against aspects of Commando training and tests. Alan trained very hard for several months to ensure he had the stamina to complete the march.
Alan came to Red Deer Village Holiday Park during Remembrance Week to meet the directors, John and Ivan. He also met their sister Ashleigh, and Ivan’s sons, Ivan and John Jnr. Alan then talked about his experience and the work of The Royal Marine Charity which he proudly supports. Red Deer Village also contributed £250 to Alan’s efforts to support the charity, and a cheque was presented by John and Ivan Junior. Alan told us that he had raised over £1800 for The Royal Marines and that he will participate again next year, and thanked John and Ivan for supporting him and the Charity.