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Wednesday 17 April 2019

Veteran set to hit £500,000 fundraising milestone for Help for Heroes

Posted by: Help For Heroes | Categories: Fundraising

Veteran Steve Craddock, is set to fundraise over £500,000 by the end of this year, cycling over 5,000 miles in 2019 alone.

Steve Craddock has been fundraising for Help for Heroes ever since the charity began in 2007, and this year is set to punch through his goal to raise £500,000 for the charity.  But he won’t stop there – as he says, “many veterans continue to need the support this important charity provides, and as long as one veteran continues to need support, I will be there fundraising for them”.

Over the years, Steve’s fundraising efforts have filled football stadiums, fed hundreds of people through curry nights and entertained many more through pub quizzes.  Above all, however, Steve is a cyclist – a sport he is passionate about and finds inspiring and rewarding.

This year, Steve is leading and taking part in five major cycling efforts across Africa and Europe in support of Help for Heroes.  These include cycling 350 miles from Lusaka the capital of Zambia to the world-famous Victoria Falls.

He’ll then cycle over 430 miles down the length of Portugal, including an epic 30,000 feet of vertical ascent– which is equivalent to the height of Mount Everest!  He is coupling this with cycling sportives across the UK and weekend training runs with a cycling group that he set up. In total, Steve expects to cycle over 5,000 miles this year.

“I would not be where I am today if it were not for the support of Help for Heroes. My recovery following the effects of my military service is on-going and my family and I will always be grateful to Steve, and the incredible people like him, who go out of their way to make sure help is there for us when we need it. Thank you all.”

Former Senior Aircraftman in the Royal Air Force, Matthew Neve

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