Actionability - Leonard Cheshire Disability Events

Help the Heroes Rally Marshall Land RoverOn the 4th of October Military Sales delivered four livered vehicles to the organisers of this wonderful event, through our support in Marshalls, Richard was able to provide the vehicles, fuel and insurance for the support teams to follow the runners during the event.  Working closely with Christopher Walkinshaw on this event, we were able to gain wonderful appreciation for the Marshall Group.

From 5 October to 11 October, squadron members and our chairperson Ilyas Khan will be running from Le Court — our first care home in Hampshire — up to RAF Lossiemouth near Inverness. The run will pass many sites of interest along the way, including our charity's services, RAF bases and places of significance from Leonard Cheshire's life. You would be running between 10 and 20 miles as part of a relay team, with the dedicated support of a road crew, and would be involved in various press opportunities along the route on your chosen day.

On Saturday 5 October, members of the legendary RAF No. 617 ‘Dambusters’ Squadron embarked on a heroic challenge to run 700 miles in just 7 days to raise money for our charity.

The run started at the site of the very first Cheshire home, Le Court in Hampshire, and ends at RAF Lossiemouth near Inverness, the home of the Dambusters, on the afternoon of Friday 11 October.

The 700-mile route passes through landmarks in Dambusters history, and will be a great opportunity for local people all over the country to come out, cheer on and sponsor the Dambusters as they pass through their town. The money raised will help us to provide unparalleled care for people with severe disabilities. The partnership with 617 Squadron has raised an estimated £180,000.

Sarah Ball National Events Manager, Leonard Cheshire Disability.

Many thanks to you and Richard for your help! We really are very grateful for your offer of four vehicles to support the Dambusters Run.


Marshall Military Sales have risen to the challenge by providing a special liveried Defender to support Ken Jones running up to this years special forces fan dance race. The event is a gruelling 24km non-navigational race over two sides of Pen Y Fan, the highest mountain in the Brecon Beacons. This infamous route has long been a part of SAS (Special Air Service) and SBS (Special Boat Service) Selection and is considered the yardstick of a candidate's potential to perform well on Test Week and ultimately pass the Special Forces Selection programme. Running up to and after this years event the Defender will play a integral part in preparations.

Find out more about The Fan Dance Race Series


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