For 20 years Capt Mark Calaz from Wiltshire ACF was instrumental in enabling cadets to compete in the Ten Tors Challenge.
Sat 7th May 2022 he was formally recognised with his gold medal and certificate.
Sadly Mark passed away last year. His wife Maj Mandy Calaz also from Wiltshire ACF was presented it in his honour by Colonel Gary McDade, The Ten Tors Director and The British Army's Regional Commander for South West England
Mark and Mandy have put in decades for our youth in Wiltshire ACF, especially in Adventurous Training.
After the devastating prognosis, they began raising awareness and money for Brain Tumour Research. The Fundraiser group M&M Adventures (more info below)
M & M Adventures
This Fundraising Group was set up in memory of Mark Calaz by his wife Mandy.
The two of them met through the Army Cadet Force (ACF) and enjoyed many wonderful adventures together, as well as Mark having responsibility for organising adventurous expeditions for the ACF.
Aged 52, fit and healthy, Mark was suddenly diagnosed with a glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) brain tumour and given the devastating prognosis that he had 18 months to live at best.
He and Mandy started fundraising for and campaigning with Brain Tumour Research and, following his death on 4th July 2021, Mandy has decided she wants Mark’s legacy to be finding a cure for this devastating disease.
You can support M & M Adventures through text donate: just text MARK to 70085 to donate £5 Brain Tumour Research. Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message
You can donate and see more details here.