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Suffolk ACF Deputy Commandant walks 100miles

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This December, Lieutenant Colonel, Robert Simpkin, who is based in Suffolk, will take on a momentous 100-mile sponsored walk to support Walking With The Wounded’s Walking Home For Christmas campaign. Robert has been involved in the Army Cadet Force (ACF) for 17 years and has 2 children, who both serve in the ACF and the British Armed Forces.

Commenting on his Walking Home For Christmas challenge, Robert said, “I originally got involved with Walking Home For Christmas last year through the Army Cadet Force (ACF). We encouraged our Cadets to get involved because it is great for them to volunteer and raise money for the wider Military family. It also presented a great opportunity to get the Cadets out in the fresh air and keeping active.

The ACF has many instructors who were in the military, so charities that help our veterans are close to my heart. This year I again decided to help and set an example to our Cadets, if they see me getting out there, hopefully they can be inspired to do the same thing. Personally, I love being outside and walking is also a great way to de-stress and relax.”