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On Sunday 4 November 2018 our Military team in Southampton participated in the Royal British Legion’s 5k Poppy Run to mark 100 years since the First World War.

The Royal British Legion (RBL) provides lifelong support to the armed forces community, including servicemen and women, veterans and their families. It was formed in 1921 to bring together four community organisations that had established themselves after WWI and their main purpose was to care for those who had suffered as a result of the conflict.

Over 600 runners came to show their support and all gathered together for a two minute silence to remember those who lost their lives 100 years ago. Our 15-strong team was joined by people of all ages and abilities, from a four-week-old being pushed in a buggy to those in wheelchairs who were desperate to take part despite losing mobility in their legs.

One of our trainees, James Mapley, completed the course in 18 minutes 43 seconds. He was the first to cross the finish line and received a gold medallion for his achievement.

Poppy Runs took place in cities across the country and in total a fantastic £91,000 was raised.

You can find out more about their work at britishlegion.org.uk

Published: April 2019

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