In Memory of OF Carl George

On Sunday 21th May a group of 6 students and 3 staff from The Leys CCF will be taking part in the PARAS’10 event held by The Parachute Regiment of the British Army at Colchester barracks. This group of nine will be running for Annabelle’s Challenge.

Annabelle’s Challenge is the leading charity for vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome in the UK to raise awareness and support for patients and families affected by vascular EDS. Vascular EDS is a life threatening connective tissue disorder that affects all tissues, arteries and internal organs making them extremely fragile.

This year we tragically lost Carl George, an Old Fidelian and an avid member of the CCF, to this condition, and The Leys CCF are completing the Paras’ 10 in commemoration of him.

The PARAS’10 is a 10 mile endurance race based on The Parachute Regiment’s 10 miler selection at the end of training. The 10-mile march is the first event and is conducted over undulating terrain with each man carrying a Bergen weighing 35lbs plus water and a weapon. The march must be completed in 1 hour 50 minutes and it is this event that forms the basis of the PARAS’10.

Jaya C (Old Fidelian), Lizzie, Bryony, Freddie, Jonnie and Mr Springall will be completing the ‘light order’ run version of the event, and Dan H (Old Fidelian), Mr McAlinden and Mr Fawcett will be running in boots and carrying 35 lbs for the full ‘P Company’ experience.

If you would like to support these Leys students and staff in this gruelling challenge in the memory of Carl we would be grateful if you would do so via Justgiving, running under the name of James Fawcett.

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