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    The Royal Marines is a Corps Family. With the help of The Royal Marines Charity it can take care of its own through hard times, ill-health, old age and late-onset post-traumatic stress arising from the mental scarring of war.  Donate Now
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    ‘Conquering Kili’ was undertaken to raise awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and breakdown the barriers of this complex and debilitating condition. Loss of limb is visible; PTSD is not …      Donate Now
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    By promoting the ‘Spirit of Adventure’ to overcome physical and mental disability 65DN aim to inspire and motivate others to overcome, achieve and succeed.    Donate Now

‘Conquering Kili’

In February 2016 65DN were joined by 5 injured Royal Marines and 5 female Police Officers in a quest to ‘Conquer Kili’!

‘Team Kili’ successfully climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, the World’s highest freestanding mountain, to raise funds for The Royal Marines Charity. At 5,985m (19,336ft) high it is also the highest mountain on the African continent.

This challenge was undertaken to promote disability awareness and recognise the impact of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Changing the perception of physical and mental disability through the ‘Spirit of Adventure’ 65DN aim to inspire and motivate others to overcome, achieve and succeed.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can affect anyone who is exposed to an extraordinary life-threatening situation which is perceived with intense fear, horror and helplessness. It is a normal reaction to extreme trauma and it is vital to de-stigmatise the condition in order for sufferers to seek early diagnosis and treatment.

Many sufferers do not recognise their symptoms or realise they are treatable, others try to hide it because they feel ashamed or guilty. As a consequence their situation deteriorates destroying the lives of the individual and their families. 

Thousands of veterans are afflicted with mental anguish and tormented by things they were called upon to witness and perform in the line of duty. The mental scars of conflict can take several years to manifest.

 

65 Degrees North are proud to be supported by The Endeavour Fund

RFEF

The Endeavour Fund was created by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry to support sporting and adventurous challenges conducted by wounded, injured or sick service personnel and veterans. The fund aims to promote these activities as part of a recovery pathway and to amplify the actions of these incredible people in order to inspire others to challenge their perceptions of what is truly possible.

www.endeavourfund.co.uk / www.royalfoundation.com / Twitter: @endeavourfund

“In 23 years I have not been able to speak about my darkest moments and share them like I have been able to on this expedition… It has helped immensely and gone a long way to aid my recovery” 

~ WO2 Mark Stevens RM

Conquering Kili... The Journey

65 Degrees North Supports The Royal Marines Charity

The Royal Marines Charity

As the overarching Royal Marines charity, The Royal Marines Charity has among the widest purposes of any service charity in that it looks after both serving and retired Royal Marines, and their dependents – this converts into some 125,000 potential beneficiaries. Our mission is to provide the best possible through life charitable support for Royal Marines, their families, veterans and cadets

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