The RAF Benevolent Fund is very excited about a record-breaking challenge that supporter Ben Constable is planning to do later on in the year. Ben tells us more about his challenge in this guest blog.
I was in the Royal Air Force from 1996-2000 and prior to that I was an air cadet from 1993-1996. I am now back in as a civilian instructor and possibly going into uniform as SNCO.
Since leaving the RAF, I have found my niche in the health industry. I worked for the NHS as a senior health care assistant and first responder for around eight years, but now I am a Personal Trainer.
It was thanks to RAF Benevolent Fund that I was able to do this as they helped pay towards my training. I am now fully qualified and I'm currently studying my Masters in Personal Training and my goal is to train elite athletes.
The challenge I am undertaking is to set a new world record for the distance travelled on a treadmill in 24 hours. According to the Guinness World Records, the current record is 160 miles.
Guinness World Records have accepted my challenge and I will be attempting it at the North Euston Hotel in Fleetwood, Lancashire. This will take place on 29 November 2014, setting off at 1300 hours in the Burton Room.
I am supporting the RAF Benevolent Fund as way of saying a big thank you for not just the help they have given me but also to all the other RAF personnel they have supported over the years. The charity offers a massive lifeline to so many people especially in trying times.
Other charities I am supporting are the Royal Air Force Air Cadets and the RNLI as I'm a great supporter of their work.
If you would like to support me in my mammoth challenge then all donations to my online fundraising page would be hugely appreciated.
Also, if you'd like to sponsor the challenge then please get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Ben Constable