Northumberland Freemason, Bro. Terrence Brown, of Heart of Glendale Lodge No.4005, which meets at Berwick Masonic Hall, is once again pulling on his running shoes to raise funds to help with the essential work undertaken by the armed forces charity, Combat Stress, by running the Great North Run.
This isn’t the first time that he has challenged himself for the charity, having previously run the GNR for Combat Stress in 2016, as well as also running a number of other events for charity, most recently completing 12 events in 12 months, involving 10 half marathons and two marathons.
Terry, who has just entered his final year of military service, having already served 23 years in the Scots Guards, explained “My family has a strong military background with my father having served on the Fusiliers for 15 years, along with several uncles and cousins. Three of my Great Grandfathers served in the Second World War, one in the RAF being awarded a DFC and two in the army. I have family military connections going back to the 1890s.
During my own service I have lost friends to mental illness, and have a number of friends who have received help from Combat Stress.”
Combat Stress is the UK’s leading charity for veteran’s mental health. For over a century, they’ve helped former servicemen and women deal with trauma related mental health problems such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
You can help sweeten every step for Terry by donating at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/terence-brown15?utm_source=Sharethis&utm_medium=fundraising&utm_content=terence-brown15&utm_campaign=pfp-email&utm_term=ccfe055b97e44f15beec93a96ccec672
Thanks go to Bro.Terry Brown for the submission of this article.
Good luck to Terry from everyone at Northumberland Freemasons.
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