Fundraising activities

The Head Up Trustees are taking part in a number of fundraising activities over the next few years. All five founders and trustees are fully committed to the charity and to prove their commitment they are all putting themselves out there to raise as much money as possible. As well as asking as many of you to join us in raising awareness and funding for Head Up.

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Running around the UK - Completed!


Paul Minter ran 5,000 miles around the UK coastline, starting on the 1st March and finishing on 1 October 2022. Paul also won a Pride of Britain Fundraiser of the Year, BEST Magazine Heroes Award, and the Synergy Worldwide Humanitarian Award.

"If this isn't worth supporting I don't know what is" - Stephen Fry

Mental Health Support For UK Military Personnel in UK Paul Minter completing his run

Paul Minter

George Dagnall & Adam Carrier 

The Worlds Toughest Row, 3,000 Mile Atlantic Ocean Row - 13th December 2023 - 10th January 2024 (Ongoing)

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George Dagnall and Adam Carrier are rowing the Atlantic in December 2023 as part of a 4-man team. After securing a generous donation from CHUBB, trustees Adam Carrier and George Dagnall are now training with two other team mates to compete in the world's toughest rowing race, the 3,000-mile 'The Worlds Toughest Row' Atlantic Challenge, in December 2023.

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Summit to City - Date TBC

Simon Moloney will be undertaking a multi-day challenge from Mont Blanc to London. He will climb Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Western Europe, and then cycle to Calais, before rowing the Channel to Dover, and then running from Dover to London.

An epic quadrathlon.

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We have had some great fundraisers so far and we are looking for new faces and ideas to help our Retreat development. Join us today!

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Past Fundraisers 

Name Event Date Money Raised
Aaron Cox 4x4x48 Run Nov-20 £1,000
Sean McKean  24hr March, carrying 20kg Dec-20 £400
Ben Duffill 5km Run on the hour for 24hrs Dec-20  £412
Brad 4x4x48 Run Jan-21 £200
Alan Dunbar 24hr March, carrying 20kg Jan-21 £1,100 
Rhys Lugg 4x4x48 Run, carrying 20kg Feb-21 £1,250
Nathan McVey 24hr Indoor Cycle Feb-21 £1,000
Gregor Penman, Nick Hill & Harry 60km Run Apr-21 £1,650
Jamie Buckingham Cornish coastline yomp in 12 days May-21 £1,000
Lucknow Platoon - Royal Military Academy Sandhurst 7,000km team indoor bike ride Jun-21 £1,250 
Gill & Felix Parachute Jump Jul-21 £1,000
Thomas Ephgrave Swanage Purbeck Run 17.3 miles Sep-21 £650
Rhys Lugg 10 mile swim followed by 1/2 marathon Sep-21 £750
Aaron Cox Marathon Carrying 20kg Oct-21 £800
A Sqn HCR 13 Mile Loaded March Feb-22 £1,300
Michael Evans 200 mile run Mar-22  £650
Robert Grant John O'Groats to Land's End Cycle Mar-22 £2,250
Johnny Williams, Ed Thompson & Tye Whitmarsh 1/2 marathon Lulworth Cove Trail Mar-22 £600
Brendan, Nathan & Josh Morne Mountain Seven Hike Mar-22 £350
Mackenzie Lewis Marathon Apr-22 £585
Julie Dalton Live Music, Food & Raffle Apr-22 £1,000
Henry Gore Ultra Run around the Isle of White - 65 miles Apr-22 £675
Jordan Homann & Group Kinder Scout Half Marathon Apr-22 £195
Sarah Blanchard & the Spirit of the Blitz  Theatre Play Apr-22 £250
Mark Gillgrass & Jonny Read Cumbrian Way Hike Apr-22 £800
Jimmy Davidson, Joff Davidson & Barry Mason Everest Base Camp Apr-22 £1,750
Ade Conlon Ultra Run May-22 £500
Paul Halfhide & Alex Gladdes Bangor Racing May-22 £545
Joe Firth 2 day run May-22 £205
Oliver Howard Isle of Wight Ultra May-22 £160
Darren Coleman 100km Run - London to Brighton May-22 £1,015
Anthony Graham 100km Run - London to Brighton May-22 £1,100
Christina Rigby Spinning & DJ class May-22 £200
Mia Gaitely Multiday event Jun-22 £3,740
RAF Benson, Kris Ellis, Amy Dent & Kew Wilson The Murph CrossFit Jun-22 £550
Josh Martindale Lake District Ultra Jun-22 £410
Tracey Barnbrook Tea & Cake Jun-22 £150
Matthew Dight Exmouth Triathlon Jun-22 £190
Richard Edwards & Tom McCarthy 22 mile run Jun-22 £1,040
Jay Shaw & Kath Baker Ironman Bolton Jun-22 £700
Alex Moorhouse Ultra Run Jul-22 £1,250
Eleanor Tuplin 300 mile bike ride Jul-22 £1,116
James Caven  JLL Property Triathlon Jul-22 £180
John Mcentee, John Wood, Rob Willis - Cala Homes 22 mile run Jul-22 £4,340
Bethany Carter, Kaz, Sam & Jared Spartan Beast Jul-22 £650
Natalie O'Brien & Jack - The Berwick Inn Live music & food event Jul-22 £1,000
ATR Pirbright Staff - Gavin Huxtable & Joanne Durkin 4x4x48 Run Jul-22 £1,800
Teignbridge Trotters Running Club Run Jul-22 £271
Libby Tudhope Walked 100 miles carrying 25kg Aug-22 £6,040
Security Twenty Charity of the year – Dinner Aug-22 £3,000 
Michael Green 100 mile hike across the South Downs Aug-22 £430
Dan Bird & Team Southdown Way 100 mile walk Aug-22 £2,300
Holly Minter 5km Run Aug-22 £200
Nick Simmons Petra Desert Marathon Sep-22 £300
Rebecca Kyle Great North Run Sep-22 £201
Fox & Thorner Pub BBQ & Music Sep-22 £1,100
Fleetwood Royal Marines Association - Steve Booth Dinner Oct-22 £500
Murdo MacLeod & 4RTR Association Sold items at auction Oct-22 £1,000
Chris Murden-Wade Charity Dinner Oct-22 £1,100 
Paul Thomas London Marathon Oct-22 £750
Kayleigh Tipling  Homemade Bake Sale Oct-22 £200
Paul Minter 5,000 Mile UK Coastline Run - World Record Oct-22 £76,000
Ricky Hughes  Boxing Event Oct-22  £350
Maxine Ridgway In memory of her husband - Ian Ridgway Oct-22 £1,200
Kamala Chiplin In memory of her husband – Lee Chiplin  Nov-22  £735

Charlie Clarke 

The Fan Dance Jan-23 £760
Dom, Nick, Oliver, Kyle, Lewis & Brad The Yorkshire 3-Peaks Feb-23 £1,600
Chelsea, Cassie, & Jasmin 100km Weighted March over the Jurassic Coast Feb-23 £400
Graham McKenna 3 Ultra Events - Last Man Standing, Dragons Back +1 Feb-Oct-23 £300
Jack Duncan 24hr TAB Up & Down Pen Y Fan - 10 Times Mar-23 £4,200
Charlie Clarke Welsh 3,000 Mar-23 £250
Ella Yardley Brighton Marathon Apr-23 £515
Simon Clark Southampton Marathon Apr-23 £500
Charlie Robinson London Landmarks Half Marathon Apr-23 £520
Mark Goff London Landmarks Half Marathon Apr-23 £420
Charlie Johnson London Landmarks Half Marathon Apr-23 £720
Luke Innis London Landmarks Half Marathon Apr-23 £330
Archie Horn London Landmarks Half Marathon Apr-23 £1,500
Daniel Esmond London Landmarks Half Marathon Apr-23 £820
Lynsey Parsons London Landmarks Half Marathon Apr-23 £885
Joshua Hunter London Landmarks Half Marathon Apr-23 £355
Wesley Foster London Landmarks Half Marathon Apr-23 £260
Jack Jarvis Manchester Marathon Apr-23 £260
Gary Greenwood Manchester Marathon Apr-23 £282
Alex Shapland London Marathon Apr-23 £540
Darren Boyd & Zach Lane (Step by Step) 285km March from Portugal to Gibraltar Apr-23 £2,000
Rob Ball & CrossFit HX5 Fitness CrossFit Challenge Apr-23 £1,556
Ben Pledge 100km Bike Ride, Pulling 100kgs May-23 £1,500
Jake Ball Horwich Triathlon May-23 £845
Harry, Joshua & Dylan London to Paris Bike Ride May-23 £1,400
Mackenzie Lewis 100km Run - Jurassic Coast Challenge May-23 £325
Dr Rav Sheffield Rotary Club Dinner May-23 £400
Steve Booth Pro Patria Lodge Regimental Dinner Jun-23 £1,000
Pirbright (ATC) Instructors 4x4x48 Run Jun-23 £1,000
Adele Minter Multi Charity Monthly Skipping Challenge Jun-23 £100
Darren Stamp Hadrian's Wall Walk  Jul-23 £1,500
Josh Taylor North Downs 50km Run Jul-23 £670
18 Officer Cadets From Oxford University Officer Training Corps 100 Mile Nijmegen March Jul-23 £950
Harley Morris-Jones The Ultra Loop Aug-23 £145
Wolverhampton Army Careers Office Open Day Fundraiser Aug-23 £700
Jay, Martin, Lee & Robert National 3-Peaks Challenge in 24hrs Sep-23 £1,650
David England Screwball Rally to Denmark and Back Sep-23 £1,000
Ben Salter 100km Run - Thames Path Challenge Sep-23 £7,540
William Disney  100km Run - London to Brighton Sep-23 £335
Ted Coningsby (Nikos) - RAF Coningsby Mascot Flying in a Typhoon  Sep-23 £10,130
Barney Tierney & Craig Chihuri 5km run on the hour for 24 hours Sep-23 £3,100
Phil Broadbent & 3 Others Walk from Berwick-upon-Tweed to Edinburgh  Sep-23 £340
Matthew Cuckson & Team GB Armed Forces Warhammer Annual Event            UK v USA Oct-23 £760
Amy Ikin Royal Parks Half Marathon Oct-23 £750
Jodie Sherlock Royal Parks Half Marathon Oct-23 £650
Ella Hands Bath Half Marathon Oct-23 £340
Terberg DTS Ltd Staff Amsterdam Half Marathon  Oct-23 £3,750
ATC Pirbright Gym WoD Challenge Nov-23 £145
RAF Cranwell 240 Mile Armistice Run on a Treadmill for 5 days Nov-23 £650
121 Sqn Ammo Tech Sp 4x4x48 with 15kg Nov-23 £601
Tracey Evans In Memory of her Son Charlie Owen, from the Welsh Guards who sadly took his life Nov-23 £1,577
Kennedy School of Dance Dance Show Nov-23 £1,057
Martin Hemmings 100 press-ups & sit-ups, 6 min ice bath in Nov - 1st Dec 3-Peaks Challenge Nov-23 £2,935
ASLS ATC Pirbright 1,500 Mile Static Cycle - Pirbright to Ukraine Dec-23 £1,500
256  Multi-Role Medical Regt 5km Santa Shuffle, Raffle & Quiz Dec-23 £113





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Charity Number: 1195443

Keep an eye out on this page for further news of our ongoing fundraising activities in the upcoming months and years.

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Head Up in the media

If you would like you do a feature about our work in funding The Retreat, or to feature one of the physical challenges we are doing in the upcoming months, you are more than welcome to contact us today. We would like to encourage any media organisations to feature or interview us, as we need publicity to help drive the fundraising effort over the upcoming months and years.

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 featured in/on the following:


BBC Breakfast

Sky News

ITV News x2

GB News x4

 BFBS (British Forces Broadcasting Station) x2

London Live

Trisha Goddard Programme x2

 Solant TV

 Kent TV


The Times

The Mirror Sunday People

The Daily Star

The Chronicle

Shields Gazette

Hertfordshire Live

Coventry Live

The Express

Essex Live

The Whitehaven News

The Northern Times

The Greenock Telegraph

The Press and Journal



BBC Radio 2 x2


BBC Radio Glos

BBC Radio Three Counties

BBC Radio WM

BBC Radio Merseyside

BFBS (British Forces Broadcasting Station)

Forces Network

Talk Sport Extra Time x2


Pirates FM


Soldier Magazine


RAF Magazine


 BBC Breakfast logo

 Itv news logo

 GB Britain's news channel


 BFBS logo

 London live logo

 Talk TV


 The times logo

 Sunday mirror logo


 Daily star logo

 BBC radio 2 logo



 BBC Radio CWR

 BBC Radio Gloucestershire


 BBC Three counties radio logo

 BBC Radio WM



 BBC radio logo

 talk sport logo

 Best Magazine logo




Donate with JustGiving.Pay with Mastercard, Visa, American express, PayPal, Apple Pay or Direct Debit.

Charity Number: 1195443

We want to encourage as many organisations, businesses, groups, teams and individuals to help raise money to develop our Retreat. If you can provide physical or material support for our charity promoting mental health awareness for UK Armed Forces, email us.


Mental Health Support For UK Military Personnel in UK and Hertfordshire

 Mental Health Support For UK Military Personnel in UK and Hertfordshire

 Mental Health Support For UK Military Personnel in UK and Hertfordshire