Dad’s Falklands charity walk
A BUSINESSMAN is taking on an 75-mile walk following the footsteps of British soldiers during the Falklands war.
John Faye MBE, from Prestbury, is part of an 11-strong group setting off this Sunday to replicate the now famous journey completed by the 45 Commando Royal Marines in 1982.
The aim of the walk is to raise funds for a RAF Benevolent Fund project to build a £300,000 respite home for RAF personnel.
The men are part of the April Fools Club, which was founded by John seven years ago to share leadership experiences between the RAF and business community.
John, 47, a former RAF reserve, said: “The RAF is very dear to me. I think it’s tremendously important that we support those who served our country and the yomp will help the RAF Benevolent Fund.
“I’m 100 per cent looking forward to this challenge. It’s going to be such an honour to retrace the footsteps of 45 Commando and cross the Falklands on foot. It was their military training that made them mentally and physically resilient enough to complete their legendary yomp. My wife and kids are very supportive and excited. They know how much this means to me.
“But really the greatest risk of the Yomp is injury on the terrain. My wife just wants me back in one piece.”