Taking place on Saturday 13th July at Willen Lake, the Legion is calling on friends and family members to accept the muddy mission and work together to walk, jog and crawl round its two-mile course packed with muddy obstacles.
Kicking off at 10.00am on the day, the Mission Mud recruits will take on mud slides and mud pits with music, food and exciting activities waiting at the finish line.
Claire Rowcliffe, Director of Fundraising at The Royal British Legion, comments: “This is our second Mission Mud event in Milton Keynes and we challenge families across the region to step up to the starting line, show their support for our Armed Forces community, and help make the event a success.”
“The Royal British Legion is such an important part of community here in Milton Keynes and Mission Mud is a fantastic way to bring friends and families together with the charity to build upon those connections and help nurture understanding and awareness of what the Legion does and how we support the Armed Forces Community.”
The Royal British Legion provides life-long support to service personnel, veterans and their families through hardships, injury and bereavements.
In the local area, money donated to The Royal British Legion has gone towards funding projects such as Lee Jarman, 36, from Milton Keynes served in the Army for seven years in the Royal Logistics Corp and was a participant in a Legion funded programme with Maybe magazine – based in Aylesbury.
Funded through the Legion’s external grants programme, Maybe magazine offered veterans in the Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes area the chance for veterans to learn new media skills. Lee decided to take part in the project to enhance his job prospects and meet other veterans.
Unemployed and diagnosed with PTSD, Lee wanted to fill his days with a positive project that would provide motivation and new opportunities, as well as explore an industry he had never worked in previously.
Lee is part of the Bletchley Park and Stately Homes feature teams and is currently conducting research into these two areas of interest with trips to the living archive at Milton Keynes Museum and liaising with the team at Bletchley.
Lee comments: “It’s great to be around forces people once again. The comradeship and banter of the group is what I look forward to when I attend the sessions and it provides me with tasks to go away with, which gives me focus and ambition.”
Registration is £15 for adults and £10 for children, and the Legion is asking teams to raise £150 to support a vast array of vital support services for the Armed Forces community.
For more information and to register, visit https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/fundraise/mission-mud-milton-keynes/