Two British soldiers walk from Torrox to Gibraltar to raise money for...

Two British soldiers walk from Torrox to Gibraltar to raise money for homeless veterans

Walk to the Rock for SSAFA

Two British soldiers will walk the 180 kilometres from Torrox in Málaga to the top of the Rock in Gibraltar to raise money for SSAFA The Armed Forces Charity and homeless veterans.
Craig Dignam and Danny O’Connor plan to leave Torrox on April 17 and aim to arrive in Gibraltar just four days later.
This is the equivalent of four marathons in as many days, they said.
On good Friday, 19th April they leave San Pedro en route to La Alcadeisa – they hope to stop at Buddha Bowl in Estepona Port for ‘lunch’ prior to walking through Sabinillas and Duquesa Port.
Once they have reached Alcadeisa they will be recovered to Heaven Bar in Duquesa Port to be fed and watered properly. Damian Platt (owner of Heaven) will also hold a ‘Play Your Cards Right’ event in support of SSAFA and assisted by ourselves.
WO1 Dignam, 53, serving with The Defence Infrastructure Organisation based in Tidworth in Hampshire, is no stranger to raising money for charity.
Just last year, he walked nearly 1,500 kilometres over a period of 183 days to raise money for three service charities.
His walking companion Cpl O’Connor, 29, serves with 104 Log Bde based in South Cerney in Gloucestershire.
He joined WO1 Dignam on a 160-kilometres charity walk to raise money for St John’s Hospice in Lancaster and The Burns Unit in Bradford in memory of the 56 people who died in the Bradford City fire.
The men chose the SSAFA charity to raise money for homeless veterans because they “believe no service person whether Royal Navy, Royal Army or Royal Air Force, should have ever to live on the streets”.
To contribute to WO1 Dignam and Cpl O’Connor’s effort, visit and give generously.


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