Retired Regimental Sergeant Major, Andy Maylett walked this year’s Yomp with a team of predominantly ex-Regular Soldiers from the Royal Corps of Signals.

Throughout his 24-year military career, Andy has contributed to the Charity and wanted to do so once again, as he believes ABF The Soldiers’ Charity to be “the most deserving of Charities.”

Andy Maylett at The Cateran Yomp 2017
Andy Maylett (back row, left) at The Cateran Yomp 2017.

“Anyone who has served for the Armed Forces knows that they could be asked at anytime to make the ultimate sacrifice, and sadly, some do.

Those personnel who suffer life changing injuries can rely upon The Soldiers’ Charity to be there for them in their hour of need, and for the rest of their lives.

No other forces charity offers this level of commitment and therefore in my personal opinion they are THE Charity of the Army.”

Andy Maylett – The Cateran Yomp 2017 Participant

The ‘Veterans Mechs’, as they were known, were joined by daring and enthusiastic girlfriends and friends to complete not one but two teams, which between them raised an impressive £5,873!

Having heard about the Yomp from a fellow veteran who had previously completed the challenging trek in 2015, Andy has taken part in both the 2016 and 2017 Yomp.

Andy’s advice is to make sure you’re prepared and willing to train!

His team came from the four corners of the globe and put in training as individuals, however Andy started with some fresh blisters following a 10k run the week before, and this contributed to his injuries which resulted in him having to finish at silver in 2017. Andy is keen to take on the challenge once more and this time plans to avoid starting with blisters already on his feet!

Andy will be going for gold in 2018, and we look forward to cheering him across the finish line!

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