Allied Forces Foundation will be represented at AUSA this year at Booth 7965. Will be attending the Military Family Forums. Link below
Please come along to meet the team and learn about our programs for 2020.
We are looking for warriors to support our events and take part in the challenges:
ABF Cateran Yomp 2020 – Perth Scotland – 54 miles in 24hrs
AFF Appalachain Yomp 2020 – Harpers Ferry to Gettysburg – 59 miles in 24hrs
Justin Rowe is on his way and started the 1000 miles run pulling his equipment and supplies in a trailer.
Please follow him on his live feeds at
After running to the 215 fire houses in the 5 boroughs of NYC 367 miles in 7 days during 2013, in memory of 343 FDNY firefighters and First Responders that sadly lost their lives during 9/11. I received fantastic support from the public, military veterans & FDNY.
I decided that I would return to the USA for one more fundraising run, so I decided to run a section of the east coast that would be achievable and more importantly safe following the designated Atlantic Coast Cycle Route.
Having witnessed the work Stuart Taylor and the team from AFF carry out to support injured military veterans on both sides of the Atlantic and promoting sport/marathons and Yomps I quickly came to the decision that I would raise money and spread the message of the great work the foundation carry out.
As an ex soldier and serving 21 yrs as a firefighter/watch manager I get great enjoyment from helping people and I enjoy running so I combine both together but I try to to plan & execute endurance runs with a difference to gain maximum publicity and funds for the foundation or charity I am supporting.
During the 2019 US east coast run/route I am going to be kindly hosted with rest & lodgings by various fire depts, I also intend to spread the message of mental health issues within the emergency services. And to be honest I have suffered with PTSD attending traumatic incidents during my service with North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service, so I run and I find it great therapy.
I have known Stuart since 1990 whist serving with 59 Commando RE, during 2009 one of my early fundraising runs Stuart kindly provided me with logistical support whilst running from the Cenotaph, London to York 412 miles in 12 days, raising money for Help for Heroes Charity. To that end I said to myself I would one day raise money for Stuarts foundation.
During 2016 I was awarded the BEM British Empire Medal, by HM Queen Elizabeth for services to charity, probably the proudest day. It will be an honour to support Allied Forces Foundation and raise funds and awareness of the fantastic work you carry out supporting injured veterans and their careers.
A big thank you to my sponsors Providence UK and Burley USA for their continual support.
Donations are being accepted at: www.firstgiving.com/
Today, at London Health Culture Change, AFF’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Stuart Taylor, will be talking on a panel to explore the opportunity that adaptive sports programs, challenge events and other non-traditional approaches create for post traumatic growth for those who have experienced trauma and loss. Other speakers on the panel include;
- Bronwen Evans, Chief Executive Officer, True Patriot Love
- Ken Falke, Chief Executive Officer, Boulder Crest Foundation, EOD Warrior Foundation
- Emma Wiggs, MBE, World and Paralympic Para Canoe Champion
The 2nd Global Summit on Mental Health Culture Change in London builds on the tremendous success of Give an Hour and its Campaign to Change Direction’s first Global Summit held in Los Angeles in May 2017. Give an Hour, in collaboration with other international partners, brings this exciting gathering to London. The Global Summit is showcasing organizations that are using groundbreaking ways they and the attendees are removing cultural biases that affect how we think about, talk about and address emotional well-being and mental health.
thebigword skydive team, led by Director and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Michele Gould, will be travelling to Yorkshire’s East Coast on Sunday, September 2, 2018 to skydive in support of the Allied Forces Foundation.
thebigword is a company that provides language services for the public and private sectors since 1980, and is a global provider of translation and interpreting in over 250 languages.
If you would like more information on thebigword, visit their website.
If you would like to donate to their fundraising efforts, visit FirstGiving
Having an absolutely wonderful day at Oatlands Plantation! If you’re in the area today and/or tomorrow, please stop by. From the Front Lines to the Home Front: Oatlands and World War I & World War II, Today until 5 pm. Sunday, July 15 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
#oatlandsplantation #AFF_Team, @alliedforcesfoundation
Listen to a recap of the Ukraine Team talking about their experience with Allied Forces Foundation at the Cateran Yomp and their upcoming participation in the Marine Corps Marathon.
The final piece, a wrap up and thank you to those who made this possible! Thank you to all from every level and angle, it was incredible and unforgettable! Fingers crossed I am blessed to do this again and honored enough to share the next journey with some new faces!
Posted by Robert Lyday on Friday, June 15, 2018