The Cateran Yomp, staged by The Soldiers’ Charity (The National Charity of the British Army) is the ultimate charity walk. AFF teams join the Yomp annually and have built a substantial presence at the event.
A primary focus of AFF is to reinvigorate the spirit of comradeship and teamwork that so many wounded, ill and injured (WII) serving and veterans miss when forced to return to a desk job or civilian life. This is achieved through enabling participation in different challenges, both in the US and UK, including the ABF Cateran Yomp in Scotland.
These challenges deliver an opportunity for WII to come together with other military and former military who are facing similar experiences. It enhances the relationship between WII personnel from nations who fight together on the battlefield as allies and the Yomp provides the chance to share stories and advice as they fight together for recovery.
The ABF Cateran Yomp is held in Perthshire, Scotland, and is an annual event in which participants take on 22, 36.5 or a challenging 54 miles in just 24 hours across the Scottish Highlands. During the week of June 5-12 2019, AFF will take WII service people and veterans from the U.S., U.K., Australia, Canada, Denmark, Ukraine, and Georgia to participate side by side with their British counterparts, known collectively as Team AFF. Team members compete in the endurance event in order to renew self-confidence, re-establish self-esteem and provide a focus for recovery and rehabilitation. In addition to the Yomp, Team AFF will enjoy cultural visits whilst in Scotland as well as the fun of learning the skills needed to enter in a Highland Games.
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Link for 2018 Cateran Yomp AFF teams on events: https://youtu.be/oUPXopsVRYI