Driving 5 miles for every fallen serviceman and woman since the start of the Afghan conflict, 50 cars will cross 9 countries in just 10 days. All costs paid by the participants so that every penny raised goes to helping veterans and service families.
Mark & Kim Jackson
Mark and Kim Jackson Rally For Heroes 2020 Fundraising
- My Story
Hello, and thank you for visiting our fundraising page!
Kim and I will be taking part in a car rally across Europe to honour service personnel killed in Afghanistan and to raise £100,000 for SSAFA which is the UK’s oldest, national tri-service charity.
Kim and I have been married ages which has included supporting me during a full career in the British Army. Together we have 3 children, Hollie 32, Mandy 28, Scott 26, and 3 grandchildren. Scott has followed in my footsteps and is 8 years into his military career.
Rally For Heroes is all about a group of service personnel and civilians that intend to make a mammoth road trip around Europe from 05 – 14 August 2020. The road trip, which is totally self-funded, is significant in as much as the distance we will travel.
50 vehicles will leave the UK and travel 5 miles for each fallen service person that lost their life in the Afghanistan conflict. Sadly this exceeded 450 and, as such, we intend to drive over 3000 miles in recognition of our fallen service personnel.
The 2020 event is to be the biggest event yet seeing the team drive through 10 countries in 10 days including Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and France.
SSAFA, our story
The important thing is that we are raising money for SSAFA which provides a lifetime of support for our servicemen or women and their families in their moment of need.
Our family experienced the vital support that SSAFA is able to provide first hand in 2013. After over 30 years in the Parachute Regiment Kim’s father Ken faced his biggest battle as he was diagnosed with Cancer. The Cancer was very aggressive and the subsequent treatment took its toll on his health and quality of life very quickly.
After exhausting their savings putting in a stair lift, we applied to SSAFA to help with further modifications required to the house to provide the quality of life Ken deserved. SSAFA were approached, a case worker was assigned, and in a very short time Kim’s parents had a modern mobility bathroom installed restoring their independence and dignity.
Sadly, Ken lost his battle, but we will always remember the help and support SSAFA gave Kim's parents in their ‘moment of need’.
Please help us raise funds to help our Forces, Veterans and their families now and in the future.
100% of your donation will go to SSAFA
Thankyou for your support
Mark & Kim