• 7 Extreme Events Over 7 Days

    7 Extreme Events Over 7 Days No Rest

    Raising funds for veteran’s mental health charity Combat Stress, Sip undertakes a mammoth challenge to complete seven extreme events within seven days, with no rest. This endurance event will demonstrate the effects that sleep disruption and deprivation can have on a person’s psychological state and mental health, whilst still maintaining a gruelling non-stop challenge. For me, seven days of pain is nothing compared to what our service personnel and veterans go through on a daily basis, suffering in silence. Find out more below, follow our journey on social media and donate to a worthy cause today.
  • Raining Funds for UK Veteran Mental Health

    Raising Funds For UK Veterans Mental Health

    Considering the past year we have all had, never has it been more critical that we support all our veterans and service personnel to reduce the effects of mental illness. Feelings of wellbeing are fundamental to the overall health of our soldiers and veterans, and this need has become exponentially heightened due to the recent global pandemic. Arguably, this will cause the biggest change to the world for over twenty years, and we have all been adversely impacted. It is hoped that this extreme challenge will embrace the nation and help to bring about positive change, one that can have an impact on many for years to come.
  • Illness Does Not Define You Courage Does

    Illness Does Not Define You Courage Does

    Major Powers, the organiser and participant of this fundraising event, has served in the British Army for over thirty years, currently in the role as Officer Commanding of a busy regiment based in the north east. For the past nine years he has been involved with wounded, injured and sick service personnel, delivering adventure training expeditions to assist with their physical and mental rehabilitation, whilst also being responsible for the delivery of adapted homes for the tri-services, many of which were veterans by the time their homes were completed. An illness does not define a person, strength and courage do.

Fundraising for Combat Stress Mission

Our Fundraising Mission

Mental health has never been openly recognised as a serious illness in both military and civilian walks of life. I have witnessed an increased rise during my time in the military and thankfully we are becoming better at recognising the symptoms and being open to admit when there is an issue. This seven day extreme event intends to raise awareness to these issues, including sleep deprivation arising from anxiety and stress, at the same time elevating the profile of the work Combat Stress does to support service personnel and veterans with PTSD, anxiety and depression.

Enduro 7 Extreme Fundraising Event

About Enduro7

Seven days of pain is nothing compared to what our service personnel and veterans go through, both mentally and physically, suffering in silence. The event was named based on this, and is a play on words. Enduro represents the endurance it will take to complete the event, whilst at the same time references the endurance many of our service personnel and veterans suffer on a daily basis. The seven represents the duration of the challenge, seven days, the seven different daily activities, as well as linking with the seven independent forces serving to protect and support the nation.

Focus by Fundraising for Combat Stress

Our Veteran Mental Health Focus

The focus of our team is on the care and support of others, doing what we can to raise the profile of our chosen charity and build donations for a worthy cause. Whilst the challenge itself is being completed by one man, there are a team of people who are donating their time and efforts to ensure that the event happens on time and to plan. During the challenge a support crew will be on hand to ensure the event remains as safe as possible, with full risk assessments taking place. Behind the scenes, our marketing agency and key sponsors are donating their services for free, for which we cannot thank enough.

to Combat Stress Today

Your support, whether that be via a donation or by simply sharing our message on social media, is key to the success of this event. Every penny raised will be automatically donated directly to Combat Stress, the country’s leading mental health charity for veteran mental health. For over a century the charity has been helping former servicemen and women deal with the effects of their military service, providing specialist treatment and support for veterans from every conflict, focusing on those with complex mental health issues. Now more than ever, veterans need them, and they need you.

Donations are collected in partnership with Just Giving, where you can quickly and easily send a secure donation of your chosen amount. Every penny counts as we target raising a life changing amount for the charity. The donation process is hassle free and your funds will be sent directly to the benefactor Combat Stress. We are also accepting donations in person and via Facebook, if those methods are better for you. Track our progress below and help us achieve our target.

Enduro7 Fundraising News

Follow our progress in preparation for the fundraiser as Sip conditions his body and mind to be as ready as possible for the challenge. Such an extreme event as this takes months of planning, with a team of people supporting from all angles, both internally by teams in the forces and externally by specialist companies who are donating their time and efforts to support the cause. Let us not kid ourselves, this challenge will have a massive impact on the life of the Major over the next few months, as he prepares to push his body and mind to the extreme. Follow us on social media and read some of our latest news below.

Day Seven a Fitting Finish

Monday 5th July 2021
After an epic and emotional week long event, Sip earlier today completed the final stint of his challenge, accumulating a total distance of three marathons in a twenty four hour period. Faced with weather conditions that would faze a frog, he ran with courage and determination through the elements to reach the finish line. From torrential rain and thunderstorms to blazing sun, the weather followed the roller coaster of emotions felt by all through the last week, a fitting climate to end wha...

Day Six and in Steady Waters

Sunday 4th July 2021
A marina on the Ripon Canal in Yorkshire was basecamp for day six of Sip’s mammoth challenge, traveling back to familiar territory for a twenty four hour paddle up and down the steady waters. After the heights and undulation of the last three days, climbing, mountain trekking and abseiling, canoeing and a more rural setting provided a more peaceful backdrop to todays challenge, an important one for Sip and the team to reflect on the scale of the achievement so far. At the start of this d...

Day Five Scaling New Heights

Saturday 3rd July 2021
Day five reached new heights for the Sip and the team, putting the disappointment of Thursday behind them. This time descent was order of the day, with twenty four hours of abseiling at the Exchange Flags building in Liverpool city centre. A historically prominent building, used during the second world war as a command centre for marine fleet, it posed as the ideal base for day five, after a late scramble to secure a new venue from the Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough. Originally plann...

Day Four Taking Its Toll

Friday 2nd July 2021
Day four ended with disappointment for Sip, as the team transferred back to Dishforth in the early hours of Friday morning, the second clockwise loop of the Yorkshire Three Peaks deemed too dangerous for him to continue. Despite the setback, he continued with the trekking back at base, successfully completing the twenty four hour challenge, and achieving a full loop of the peaks in under twelve hours. That feat alone is one that most people struggle to do with fresh legs, let alone after on...

Day Three Ends on a High

Thursday 1st July 2021
Day three ended on a high today, quite literally, as Sip smashed another twenty four hour long challenge, this time climbing a wall in Newcastle city centre. In the past day, the wall has seen a total distance climbed of 40390 metres, the vast majority of that distance covered by Sip. It was fantastic for the team to meet so many people, and we thank everyone who stopped by for their time, generous donations and kind words of encouragement. It was also great to let people experience the wal...

Day Two Back in the Saddle

Wednesday 30th June 2021
After the undulating off road trails of day one, Sip mounted the saddle again on Tuesday for another twenty four hours, this time on road bike. By day he completed thirty kilometre loops of pre-planned routes on local roads around Thirsk, before returning to the safety of the airfield for the night time activities. In total he accumulated over 200 kilometres through Tuesday, up until midday on Wednesday, taking the grand total so far this week to over 400 kilometres, and that’s without slee...

Web Studios Ltd
This website and all of our marketing materials have been crafted with love and passion by one of our key sponsors, who have donated their time and efforts over a period of months to help the cause. Web Studios Ltd is a long established website design and marketing agency based in Lincolnshire, specialising in the creation of online and offline content, supported by promotion strategies to bring about success. The company has designed and created our brand, promotional materials and developed this website, whilst continuing to support us with ongoing marketing and promotion, for which we cannot thank them enough.