Dragon joins heroes' Kili climb

This morning a team of ex-servicemen wounded in combat are about to push for the summit on Kili, with encouragement from one of their patrons, Duncan Bannatyne. Led by T&M contributors Rhys Jones , MD of RJ7 Expeditions, and guide Jon Gupta, the team is trekking to raise funds for The Pilgrim Bandits, a charity set up by ex-special forces members and their friends to provide support to amputees and other veterans of recent conflicts.

Of Bannatyne’s involvement, he says: “Pilgrim bandits is a fantastic charity that works with guys that have lost limbs or suffer from life changing injuries. They work together and bond together, everything they do with the lads is fantastic. I’m going to be involved forever, even when Afghanistan stops,” he added.” These soldiers will still have lost limbs, they wont get them back, that’s permanent, and so I will continue to support them.”

According to guide Jon Gupta, the team is making fast progress – regardless of disabilities within the group – and the teamwork shown by the lads is second to none. We’ll have the full story and photos for you shortly, but in the meantime show some support for the Pilgrim Bandits by making a donation at their website.


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