Soldier shows true grit to raise charity funds in 24-hour challenge
12:09am Friday 11th October 2013 in News
A SOLDIER showed grit and determination completing a challenge at the Duke of Gloucester barracks which saw him run 1.5 miles every hour for 24 hours to raise money for the Soldiers’ Charity.
Sergeant Anthony Burrell, who serves in 29 Regiment, managed to run every 1.5 mile in under 10mins 30sec.
After crossing the finish line he paid tribute to his support team and colleagues.
“They have given me the moral support to see it though,” he said. “There was one point where I was struggling and I asked myself why am I doing it, the answer was it is because it is a charity close to my heart – that helped me go on.”
Anthony strode over the finish line at 9.10am last Friday to loud cheers from his regiment before handing a cheque for £610 to Soldiers’ Charity representative Major General Evelyn Webb-Carter.