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Always A Little Further: Trustee & Volunteer Coordinator, Terry’s Story

At Pilgrim Bandits, we depend on the hard work of our loyal and dedicated coordinators and volunteers. They regularly go ‘Always A Little Further’ to help raise awareness and vital funds for us and make what we do for injured servicemen and emergency service personnel possible. We spoke to Terry Arnett, Pilgrim Bandits Coordinator for

“I recommend Pilgrim Bandits to everyone” – Martyn Compton’s Story 

Martyn has been a member of the Pilgrim Bandits since 2010. Having joined us on numerous events and expeditions, kayaking, cycling, sky diving and most recently the epic Everest Base Camp Expedition. We have also been able to assist him with gaining his Mini Bus licence, enabling Martyn to gain extra work opportunities and establishing

‘Everyday is different, new & exciting with plenty of challenges ahead’ – Richard Wilkinson’s story 

A chance meeting whilst trekking to Everest Basecamp in April 2023 has changed Richard’s life. The opportunity to trek to Everest Basecamp with The Pilgrim Bandits was something Richard grasped with both hands, a physical and mental personal challenge whilst supporting other Pilgrim Bandits members, raising funds and awareness of the charity and its activities.

A Royal Send Off For Pilgrim Bandits’ Injured Veterans

After a royal send-off by the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson this morning, a group of amputee and injured military veterans have set off on a confidence-building expedition of a lifetime, trekking in the Himalayas.  Organised by Pilgrim Bandits, the group will embark upon a twelve-day trek in the Himalayas to Namache (DZ), from 19th April –

“I am a different person since this all started” – Dean Bousfield’s story 

The Pilgrim Bandits are looking forward to embarking on a twelve-day trek in the Himalayas, from 19th April – 2nd May, to support our injured veteran members. There will also be the opportunity to complete two tandem skydive jumps over Mount Everest.  Injured veterans and support personnel will be trekking up to Namache (DZ) and

Pilgrim Bandits’ Curtis Palmer Program Applies For Charity Status Following Period Of Rapid Growth

Today we bring you the news that the Pilgrim Bandits’ Curtis Palmer Program has applied for its own charity status. This move comes as a direct result of the Program’s rapid growth and achievements in recent years in supporting injured emergency service personnel and those that have faced trauma on the line of duty.  Over

SAS WW2 Hero Returns Home to UK and Takes His Place as a Chelsea Pensioner, Just in Time for Christmas! 

Earlier this year, Pilgrim Bandits led the charge to bring a 98-year-old SAS war hero back home to Britain – and we’re delighted to announce that he is now back home in the UK and has taken up his residency as a Chelsea Pensioner in the Royal Hospital Chelsea. New Milton based charity for veterans

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