Irwin Mitchell enlist for Royal Marines Commando Challenge
Posted on September 6th 2016 by Georgia Baillieu
Irwin Mitchell has a long history of advising and supporting military personnel and their families on a wide range of legal issues. Some of the Irwin Mitchell team includes former service personnel. We understand the unique military culture and our specialist team provides a sympathetic and understanding service to support service personnel throughout the legal process. Irwin Mitchell is dedicated to not only helping military personnel but also civilians and we have taken part in many events to help raise money and awareness for both military and civilian charities.
We understand that serving in the Armed Forces is a dangerous job. Royal Marine Commandos are some of the most courageous people on the planet. The Armed Forces are often the unsung heroes of our country. The Irwin Mitchell South Coast specialist military team has challenged the rest of our South Coast office to take on the Royal Marines Commando 10k Courage Challenge on 8 October 2016 in Lympstone, Exmouth to show our support, raise awareness and fundraise for The Royal Marines Charity.
The 10k Courage Challenge is the closest in distance to the one undertaken by recruits when training for their coveted green beret. A challenge it certainly is…..our office is more accustomed to eating cakes, sweets and anything ridiculously high in sugar than undertaking any form of extreme physical exercise.
Whilst the head of the Irwin Mitchell South Coast Military Team, Andrew Buckham, has himself completed postings in Bosnia, Kosovo, Cyprus and Germany whilst serving as a Major with the Army Legal Services and is arguably more prepared to take on this challenge, the rest of the South Coast office have found ourselves on crash fitness training. From downloading couch to 10k apps, investing in knee pads (we’ve heard the stories about the single pebble tunnel and double tunnel obstacles), taking part in park runs to resisting, or attempting to reduce, our cake consumption, the office is gearing up for the challenge, with #dontquitdoit being our motto.
#Dontquitdoit is a campaign launched by Irwin Mitchell to highlight how disability sport can play a key role in rehabilitation and recovery for someone who has suffered life changing injuries. Rowing has helped lower-leg amputee Ray Lowrie to stay positive after he was injured during a training exercise with the Royal Marines. Launching this campaign has shown us the inspiring journeys people with injury and/or disability have been through, and this is our motivation to undertake the Royal Marines Commando 10k Courage Challenge.
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