D Company Officer in Veterans Charity Campaign

Late last month, a group of ex military veterans in West Yorkshire embarked on a charity walk from Farsley FC to Golcar United FC to raise funds to go towards the third annual Match for Heroes event in May 2022.

D Company Officer in Veterans Charity Campaign

5 February 2022

  • Yorkshire (North And West) ACF

D Company's SOA, Capt Gavin Atherton, was one of the hardy volunteers who undertook the trek of over 30 km from one West Yorkshire club to the other (The group is pictured above, with Capt Atheron far left).

Along the way, he collected an agonising total of 18 blisters, but it did not deter him from completing his challenge. Fighting through the intense pain, and ignoring persistent thoughts of "Never again!" en route, he raised an amazing £1160 of his group's total of over £4000 to go towards the two charities being supported by Match For Heroes: Help 4 Homeless Veterans and the Yorkshire Regiment Benevolent Fund.

It's now on to the big event to be held at Golcar United in Huddersfield on 1st May. Matches include West Yorkshire Police v 1st Bn Yorkshire Regiment, Army Veterans v Celebrities (in which Capt Atherton will play a starring role) and Huddersfield Town Legends v Golcar United Legends.

D Company's cadets will also be supporting the event on the day with a guard of honour for all the matches.

Captain Atherton, who is also a current holder of the Lord Lieutenant's Award (West Yorks) Award, is a wonderful example of the dedicated volunteers who make up our CFAV staff. Everyone in D Company and, indeed, the County as a whole is extremely proud of him.

- info SSI Doran D Coy PRO, trek photo credit - Capt Atherton, ----------------------------------------------------------------

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