Su Paine has a reason for taking on the challenge of walking every single day throughout 2018 for SSAFA. Su’s father was killed in Northern Ireland, but not when he was serving in the Queens Regiment in the British Army during the height of “The Troubles” in the early 1970’s but afterwards, as a civilian, running a youth club for both Catholic and Protestant young people in Belfast. Targeted by those who wanted him to stop, he lost his life in 1976.
But Su never knew her father; she had been adopted as a little child. She wanted to find out more about this brave man and that’s where SSAFA
came in. Caseworker Simon Yates traced Su’s father’s army details and
subsequent work. She discovered a world she knew nothing about and
she has since discovered a whole family she didn’t know existed!
So, Su is walking for SSAFA – the Armed Forces Charity which made this new knowledge possible and gave her added meaning to her life.
Su is aiming to cover 2,500 miles and covering an average distance of 55 miles a week – every week. She walks to work, she walks when she comes home, she walks on the hills near Wiveliscombe where she lives and she walks, well – everywhere!
You can help Su Paine raise money for this great cause by donating directly to her JustGiving fund-raising page.
JustGiving sends your donation straight to SSAFA and automatically reclaims Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer, so your donation is worth even more. Thank you for your support!
Thank you Su for what you are doing for SSAFA – every day of this year!