SERFCA Berks ACF Staff Support Veterans Charity

The Executive Officer for the Royal County of Berkshire Army Cadet Force and his team will be completing  the Combat Stress ‘March in March’ challenge to raise funds on behalf of Combat Stress.

March in March is a 10 mile march to raise vital funds for life-changing mental health treatment for veterans and will take place from 1200 hrs Wednesday 20th March 2024 (It’s important to note that the team has a combined age of 331!!)

The 7 staff taking on this challenge are all employees of South East Reserve Forces and Cadet Association at the Royal County of Berkshire Army Cadet Force, 5 of whom are veterans themselves including a former Royal Gurkha Rifles Officer who was wounded whilst on Operations in Afghanistan, with them having a total of over 124 years Regular Combined Service. The team includes: 

Eamonn Coogan: 35 Years, Royal Irish Rangers/Royal Irish Regiment

Mahendra Phagami: 29 Years Royal Gurkha Rifles

Simon Donal: 24 Years Royal Army Dental Corps

Michael Webb:  12 Years Royal Army Air Corps

Dev Rana: 24 Years Royal Gurkha Rifles

The team also includes our 2 Administration Officers:

Angerona (Kit) Donal: A Cadet Force Adult Volunteer with 19 years’ experience as well as the wife of a veteran

Jennis Chan: Our Administration Officer Cadets as well as being a Cadet Force Adult Volunteer to assist with Annual Camps

Combat Stress is the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health.

For over a century, they’ve helped former servicemen and women deal with issues like trauma, anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Today, they provide support to veterans from every service and every conflict.

We are taking on March in March to help take vital steps towards ensuring veterans can get the support they need.

The Royal County of Berkshire Army Cadet Force (ACF) is part of a national youth organisation aimed at inspiring young people to achieve both physically and mentally whilst developing self-confidence, teamwork and leadership.

Any donation is greatly appreciated. Simply click below to donate through their page: