Adderstone Group

Participants get set to tackle beach challenge in aid of North East veterans

26 March 2015 Written by Nicola Hughes

Fund raisers with a sense of adventure are taking part in an exciting fitness challenge for Adderstone Foundation – whilst helping support the creation of a new support centre for ex-service men and women.


On Saturday 28th March, Whitley Bay Promenade and beach will be transformed into a military themed assault course as over a thousand participants take part in the Warrior Beach Assault, a 10k course featuring a series of both physical and mental obstacles to negotiate along the way.

Many participants are taking part in the challenge whilst raising funds for a new veterans’ centre being refurbished in Sunderland by the Adderstone Foundation in conjunction with Thirteen Care and Support.

The project, which aims to help those leaving the services cope with a return to civilian life, provides support for the many veterans coping with problems ranging from money issues to a breakdown in family relationships.

As charity sponsor of the event, all the money raised through Adderstone Foundation for Thirteen Care and Support will be allocated directly to providing the new veterans’ centre in Sunderland.

Ian Baggett, Trustee of Adderstone Foundation said: “The impressive work that Thirteen Care and Support carry out with ex-military personnel really does change lives. We knew immediately that we wanted to support the efforts to create and open a new veterans’ centre in the North East.

Phil Thompson, Partnership and Innovation Manager at Thirteen Care and Support said: “We’re hoping that the North East comes out to support what will be a great spectacle and, in turn, will help raise funds for a great cause.

“This new centre being planned for Sunderland will be a vital resource, providing a secure environment for ex-service personnel to receive the support and guidance they need to overcome issues and regain control of their lives.”

On the day family members are encouraged to come to the event on Whitley Bay seafront to support loved ones and to enjoy the additional army-themed activity including displays and food stalls.

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