The Cateran Yomp
Hardie Polymers MD Fergus Hardie served in the Territorial Army for 10 years. In 2013 he took part in a 54 mile charity walk (the Cateran Yomp). His team raised over £4000 for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. The whole event raised over £350,000 for the Soldiers’ Fund and other charities.
Cateran Yomp The Soldiers’ Charity
“The team were delighted to do something to raise funds for those soldiers. They selflessly and bravely place themselves at risk in defence of our freedom – there can be no better cause.”
About The Soldiers’ Charity
The Soldiers’ Charity offers support to thousands of British Army serving and former soldiers and their families. Funds also help a huge range of charities that support this Army ‘family’, at home and overseas.
The charity began in 1944 and has been helping veterans since World War 2 and will continue to support all future generations of our soldiers and dependents.
So we would encourage everyone to watch their latest video.
The Soldiers’ Charity Vision
“That all soldiers, veterans and their immediate families should have the opportunity to avoid hardship and enjoy independence and dignity.”
Some examples of ways funds are used are to help combat the effects of stress, support widows of WW2 and other conflicts and also in supporting disabled children of serving soldiers.
They have also delivered successful career advice to Wounded, Injured and Sick soldiers forced to leave the Army and organised media campaigns to help Homeless Veterans.
‘For Soldiers – for Life’ is not just a campaign strap line, it also represents the long-term objective of the charity.
Fergus was also recently introduced to the Fundraising Director in Scotland for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.
As a result Hardies will be attending one of their famous BIG Curry lunches in April in Glasgow with a number of their customers.