Thursday, 23 June 2011

450km from Irun on the Atlantic Coast of Spain across the Pyrenees to Cabo de Creus on the Mediterranean coast.

"450km from Irun on the Atlantic Coast of Spain across the Pyrenees to Cabo de Creus on the Mediterranean coast.

It's going to take us 10 weeks. It will be amazing, emotional, exhilirating and very tough. It's something I have dreamed about for many years and I am finally getting the chance to do it. I am taking my buddy Shadow with me who is a 4yr old Husky/Malamut cross and my best pal.
I served in The Parachute Regiment for 14 years and have faced many difficulties since leaving the Army but I want to do this to help others and a charity which is very close to my heart.
Please give as much as you can to support us on our epic journey so that other veterans like me can get the support they deserve."


Graham Povey served in The Parachute Regiment for 14 years and left 5 years ago after being injured.

He has spent much of his spare time as a volunteer mountain guide and has always dreamed of crossing the Spanish Pyrenees via the legendary R11 route from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean coasts - a trip of 450km!



Graham has had many difficulties during the last few years with divorce and separation from his children as well as numerous health issues. His closest friend in the world is his beloved Husky, Shadow.

The journey across the R11 route will be a journey of huge importance to Graham and to the charity as Graham will be raising money for the charity by collecting sponsorship donations. The trip will give him a huge and much needed confidence boost and get him back in to the mountains where he feels happiest. It will also do the world of good for Shadow.

Please Donate: 
http://www.justgiving.com/grahampovey


The project is Support by Project 65.
Project 65 – The Veterans Charitywas founded in 2008 to provide support for the Veterans of the UK armed forces. Our focus is to support ALL Veterans and to ensure that their needs are met as quickly as possible.
There are hundreds of different issues faced by Veterans, both young and old, serving and ex-serving from mobility equipment needs to transport, healthcare or even housing or employment issues.   
We aim to deliver direct and real impact to the lives of individuals who have or are serving in the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force.
To us, a Veteran is someone who deserves our support. These do not just include current service personnel but veterans of conflicts in Kosovo, Bosnia, Northern Ireland, The Falklands, Borneo, Aden, Korea and of course WWII. Many Veterans are often forgotten and some simply ‘slip through the net’. We want to ensure that ALL Veterans get support – ALWAYS.


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