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Total raised so far

£540.00 Online donations +£117.50 Gift Aid See breakdown

Recent donations

1 month ago

Andrew Young

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

1 month ago


£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck today Paul, from all the Pottage family.

1 month ago

Daniel Swain

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck mate, great cause

1 month ago


£12.80 + £3.20 Gift Aid

Just had to round it up ! Go smash it !!

1 month ago

Mark and Kelly

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck Chuck 💪💥

1 month ago



Good luck Paul, from Eileen and David.xx

1 month ago

Team Rennie

£26.00 + £6.50 Gift Aid

Go smash every mile!! 💪💪💋

1 month ago

Daniella Aspin

£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid

1 month ago

allisa Jones

£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid

All the very best!! You can do it! Love the Jones’

1 month ago


£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck Paul, no doubt you will smash it xx

About us

The focus of Sporting Forces activities is to support the military personnel and their immediate families through transition. The first step is to reduce their social isolation and loneliness whilst improving their physical wellbeing. Social Interaction is very important to the veterans who feel marginalised and outside of the community that they now live in. Sport and exercise are so important to the armed forces, they miss this when they leave the services. They miss the camaraderie and being part of a team. So many report that the loneliness cripples them, that they become withdrawn and this then leads to poor mental health with anxiety and depression. We also offer a route into civilian employment within the professional sports industry, we provide education, exercise, and social events to help veterans and their families by relieving mental health and social isolation. Promoting inclusion and togetherness, we can also adapt all opportunities to the needs of disabled veterans.

The charity has been developing a wider well-being programme and offering more opportunities for veterans and their families to engage in outdoor adventure alongside sport participation.

Launched in May 2021 the #SportingWarrior programme for veterans alongside the Dandelion Forces Families Project for Veterans Families.

Sporting Force is now the Portfolio Lead for the AFCT North East and Yorkshire. Under the Veterans Places, Pathways and People Programme we support 9 projects across the region. Embedding Welfare Officers and Coaches into military charities and CIC's. This has enabled the charity to create a 360 service and referral point for Veterans from across the North East,Yorkshire and Cumbria.

The majority of our beneficiaries are aged 19 to 59 years old and still have a working life stretching ahead of them. Once they feel more resilient, they have increased confidence and self-esteem they are then ready to look for employment.

When the veterans are ready, our charity can then support them to gain qualifications and to fill any skills gaps. We work with them so that they appreciate their transferable skills gained from their service such as communication skills, problem solving, delivering to deadlines, meeting expectations, leadership skills, analytical skills, technical and organisational skills. We work with employers in the sports industry ensuring that the qualifications we deliver are relevant and of the highest quality. Employers see the business sense in employing veterans as they have integrity, self-discipline, they are punctual, reliable, resourceful and mission oriented with a can-do attitude.

Our national footprint is in professional sports clubs across the UK , supporting veterans into training, employment or long term volunteering at Premiership to grass roots football clubs, professional rugby and cricket clubs.

Charity number: 1169441

Paul (Chuck) Berry runs the London Marathon for Sporting Force

Event date: Sunday 23rd April

I have been lucky enough to be allocated a ballot spot on the London Marathon 23 Apr 2023 and would like to run and raise funds on behalf of the superb Veterans and Families charity called Sporting Force. I was invited to take part as a team member on the Euro Challenge team in Holland last year which was a team event involving physical and mental challenges over 3 days which at times tested my endurance, this event brings like-minded people together for many different reasons from personal to professional (Mine being just left the Army after 23 years and losing a bit of structure, direction and motivation in my life) During my time with the charity team, I got to know what Sporting Force provide for our Veterans and Families. This Charity has helped so many people turn their lives around for the better with unwavering support, advice and opportunities to help our veterans and families turn their difficult times in to positive ways forward.

During the Euro Challenge I got to know Tommy Lowther 'Founder of Sporting Force' and his team and was inspired by what support they offer. What a superb, inspirational organisation it is and it requires our support in order to continue to turn our serving service men & women and veterans' hardship into positives. For more information on Sporting Force and what they do please for this link.

Thank you for any donation large or small, all will help fellow veterans and their families to transition into civilian life, recover from illness and improve their mental well-being.


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