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Civilians take on gruelling military boot camp to raise cash for veterans charity

The civilians took part in a series of gruelling obstacles Picture: OLD SOLDIER MEDIA

The civilians took part in a series of gruelling obstacles Picture: OLD SOLDIER MEDIA

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Scores of eager civilians were put through their paces by a group of Royal Marines in Essex at the weekend to raise cash for a military charity.

More than 100 brave civilians took on the challenge to raise money for military charity Rock2Recovery Picture: OLD SOLDIER MEDIAMore than 100 brave civilians took on the challenge to raise money for military charity Rock2Recovery Picture: OLD SOLDIER MEDIA

The event, at Great Notley Country Park on Sunday, January 13, saw 135 men and women take on a host of gruelling obstacles, spurred on by veteran Royal Marines from Essex Boot Camp.

Fomer Royal Marine Glynn Roberts said the bootcamp was close to the kind of training a marine is put though every day Picture: OLD SOLDIER MEDIAFomer Royal Marine Glynn Roberts said the bootcamp was close to the kind of training a marine is put though every day Picture: OLD SOLDIER MEDIA

The brave participants took on the challenge to raise money for Rock2Recovery, a charity which helps hundreds of British military veterans and their families deal with the challenges of stress and trauma-related injuries.

The event was organised to raise cash for Rock2Recovery, a charity which helps veterans and their families cope with stress and trama-related injuries Picture: OLD SOLDIER MEDIAThe event was organised to raise cash for Rock2Recovery, a charity which helps veterans and their families cope with stress and trama-related injuries Picture: OLD SOLDIER MEDIA

The course included log runs, tyre lifts, leopard crawls through cold mud, hill runs and piggyback sprints - pushing those taking part to the limit of their endurance.

More than 100 civilians were pushed to their limits at the boot camp Picture: OLD SOLDIER MEDIAMore than 100 civilians were pushed to their limits at the boot camp Picture: OLD SOLDIER MEDIA

Essex Boot Camp co-founder, and former Royal Marine Glynn Roberts, said the event was “a pretty close approximation of the kind of training a Royal Marine goes through every day.”

Veteran Royal Marines from Essex Boot Camp pushed the participants to the limit Picture: OLD SOLDIER MEDIAVeteran Royal Marines from Essex Boot Camp pushed the participants to the limit Picture: OLD SOLDIER MEDIA

If you, a friend or a family member is a British military veteran and would like to learn more about Rock2Recovery, its work and help with fund-raising see www.rock2recovery.co.uk

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