Over 60 members of the Corporals’ Club of the 6 Armoured Close Support Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) will be pushing themselves to their limits in an attempt to flip army vehicle tyres 10,000 times.
This amazing display of physical endurance is aiming to raise £10,000 for two charities, CLIC Sargent and The Army Benevolent Fund.
The Tesco Tidworth Superstore on Station Road will host more than 50 soldiers from the nearby barracks for the mammoth event, which everyone is welcome to attend between 10am and 6pm.
Taking on the challenge
Glenn Cooke-Winchurch, REME Company Sergeant Major, said: “Corporals in the Army are the next generation of senior leaders and as their supervising Warrant Officer I am honoured to drive this event forward and humbled that all are passionate to raise money for charity.
“Raising money and conducting any challenge displays many of the Army’s Core Values, particularly selfless commitment and respect.
"An event of any size that is carried out by our troops for good causes should be fully supported by members of both the forces and public.
“We are all looking forward to the day and eager to take on this extreme challenge!”
As well as watching the tyre flipping, during the event spectators will be able to get their faces painted, join in with the raffle and soak a solider with wet sponges!
If you can’t make it along to this event you can text to donate and show your support. Text REME77 £5 to 70070 to donate £5.
Find out more
To find out more about how you can organise your own event for CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager James McDonald on 0117 311 2639 or email: email@example.com.