Pilgrim Bandits Charity was established by a small group of Special Forces veterans in 2007 and registered as a charity in 2010, with the sole aim of using their unique training and experience to help and inspire injured personnel to live life to the full. Charity Number 1136166
The mantra ‘Always a Little Further’ is core to the charity’s attitude, whether working with injured men and women from the Military or Emergency Services directly or by utilising their experiences to inspire and encourage young people and children. Pilgrim Bandits don’t do sympathy, but offer the rewards of belonging to a team, encouragement, belief and the power of humour over pain.
Pilgrim Bandits’ primary aim is to help those in need directly, with no compromise. Soon, those who needed help become those that give it. By pushing injured men and women into physically and mentally demanding situations that they would not have dreamed possible; kayaking extraordinary distances, climbing mountains, jumping from aircraft, running races, trekking across inhospitable terrain, self confidence is restored and self-belief instilled – Always a Little Further. Pilgrim Bandits pushes those that have already endured so much to go beyond endurance – to embrace life again and in so doing inspire others.
Pilgrim Bandits recognises the dangerous and often stressful work carried out by the Policing Family. We understand that PTSD, stress and mental health related issues have increased within the Police and Emergency services. Officers nationwide are also daily suffering injuries, some life changing. Having worked for many years helping our Armed Forces servicemen and women suffering similar issues we have decided to extend our remit of help to the Policing family. The Charity is developing short and long term help/training via its expeditions and training programmes which will support the Policing Family. We are naming this project the “Curtis Palmer Programme” after an officer we helped with a brain tumour whose dying wish was to do a parachute jump. Our Mantra for the Armed Forces personnel we help is “Always a little further” and we believe that now extends too the Policing family.
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