Last night, as the doors opened to the Soldiering On Awards finalists reception, the atmosphere was electric. The room was full of inspiring people talking, laughing, and sipping on champagne with their nominees and others around them.

Both Katie, our PR and Media Officer, and James, our Digital Communications Manager, were honoured to be accompanying charity Ambassador, Mark Smith, to the event. Mark has been selected as a Sporting Excellence finalist for his incredible achievements throughout the past few years. Mark is the Britain’s Strongest Disabled man, his most recent feat is setting the world record for the fastest time pulling two trucks over 20 metres!

The reception, which was held in the Cholmondeley Room and Terrace at the House of Lords, was hosted by General the Lord Dannatt GCB CBE MC DL who delivered a great speech to a room full of eager listeners.

The respect, admiration, and appreciation in the room was like nothing we have witnessed before. On behalf of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, we would like to congratulate all the finalists for their incredible achievements. We look forward to seeing you all again at the award ceremony in April.

You can read more about Mark’s story, here.

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