We are a group of friends with backgrounds in the Military, Police and Commercial Diving. We have come together to complete a number of significant physical challenges to raise funds and awareness of two charities which are close to our hearts.
We will be running the 120k Great Glen way in 24hrs, Swimming the English Channel, as part of an ‘Ultimate Triathlon’, Rowing 3000 Miles across the Atlantic Ocean, in the 2022 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge Race and Climbing Mont Blanc to fly from its summit on paragliders.
StatusCode14 is a UK Police national radio request call used when the sender requires an urgent call back, help or assistance.
Have you ever had to make an emergency call for help? If you have, you will have been assisted by one of the many calm and courageous police officers, paramedics, fire officers and staff who dedicate their lives to keeping others safe.
. But what about the staff behind those emergency calls? They are routinely exposed to distressing and traumatic incidents, alongside demanding workload pressures. Stress and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is now well recognised within the military community, but the Police, Ambulance and Fire Services are increasingly falling further behind. Who is there to help them?
Team Status Code 14 want to enable those who ‘press the button’ to get the help they need both with stress in the short and long term. Funds raised from our challenges will go to our first aligned charity, Rock2Recovery who support the cause, to help individuals who may not be able to access the support they need through what’s offered by the emergency services.
Opening up and asking for help and accessing support services leads us on to our second charity. The Chestnut Appeal for Mens Health, a small South West based charity that helps men through the treatment and recovery process of male cancers.
When it comes to men’s cancer, most men don’t know what’s normal and what’s abnormal – and are afraid to ask.
This has got to change. Prostate, penile and testicular cancer can be checked and successfully treated – but checking needs to become a habit and talking about it and educating men is paramount. Team Status Code 14 want to raise awareness of men’s cancer and that a regular check could potentially save a life.
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Ask, Talk, Listen And Support.,,,don’t get lost in the world of mental health and Male cancers, use an ‘ATLAS’.
SC14 is fundraising for Rock 2 Recovery and The Chestnut Appeal
The Chestnut Appeal was founded in 1999 at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth and has since gone on to be at the forefront of prostate cancer care right across the region.
They support the very latest in treatments and technology that wouldn’t be available without community fundraising and we rely on donations from the public.
The success of the Chestnut Appeal is a testament to what can be achieved if we work together as a community. Over the coming years they aim to improve these vital services and do much more in the area, helping reach more of the community.
Money raised by StatusCode14 will help fund new technologies in treatment and will go directly funding and training for a specialist cancer care nurse.
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