This year, three more groups of wounded British troops and their partners will be treated to a Majorcan holiday near Pollensa.Organised by The Not Forgotten Association, a British resident has opened her finca to the wounded British service men and women, many of which are still undergoing treatment for thir physical or mental wounds and the British community as a whole on the island has also jumped to their feet to help make sure all of the troops have an excellent time on the island and, even though it is only for a week, put their troubles to the backs of their minds.
This year, however, the final group, are not coming out for some rest and relaxation. They are coming to Majorca to train for a fund raising climb up Kilimanjaro later this year.
As part of its programme of events to mark the charity’s 95th anniversary this year, The Not Forgotten Association has organised a very special trip for some of its beneficiaries.
In a few months’ time a group of 12 injured serving and ex-service men, escorted by the NFA’s Rosie Thompson and Colonel Piers Storie-Pugh, will take on the challenge of trekking to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, at 5,895 metres the highest peak in Africa and the world’s highest freestanding mountain.
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