Congratulations Mel and Al!
Chevalier Mel Watts and Al Lewis have completed their fundraising run for the Order. They ran up Pen Y Fan, the highest peak in south Wales, situated in the Brecon Beacons National Park.
“I enlisted Al Lewis, a friend and colleague who joined me on the run over the top of Pen Y Fan, from Cwm Gwdi to Storey Arms,” says Mel. “But we will do it with an added twist. We made our way over the mountain with myself being partially sighted by blindfold, and Al guiding me to the top and down other side. The blindfold represented the hardship and burden of soldiers injured in conflict, whilst the help and guidance of my colleague represents the support that is needed by those injured to continue to their own personal battle and journey when dealing with such the road to recovery.
"The wind was very strong in parts but we survived. We were so blessed with the sunshine."
The run took place on 26 March 2017 and the money raised will be divided between three of the services charities the Order supports – ABF – the Soldier’s Charity, The 3rd Bt Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment and the Green Berets.
Please support Mel in this wonderful endeavour by making a contribution on his Justgiving page. You can also make a US$ donation by PayPal using the button below.
See some photos of Mel and Al in action at our facebook page.