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FPs to take part in 2019 Cateran Yomp
4th March 2019
A group of Old Boys will be trekking the Cairngorm Mountains in June for this year's Cateran Yomp.
The Cateran Yomp, a military term for a long-distance march, is the largest and toughest event of its kind. The rough terrain hike raises money for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, which was set up in 1944 and provides lifetime support to soldiers and veterans from the British Army, and their immediate families, when they are in need.
Between 2017-18, the charity’s total charitable expenditure was approximately £9.5 million, which ensured support was given to over 70,000 members of the Army family across 62 countries. In eight years, the Yomp has raised an incredible total of £3,400,000 which has supported our soldiers, veterans and their families. Last year’s Yomp alone saw more than 1,000 people taking part and raised a staggering £250,000 overall.
Now in its ninth year, the Cateran Yomp will be taking place on the 8th / 9th June 2019 in the foothills of the picturesque Cairngorm Mountains, and will see a team of seven Old Boys battling through 54 miles in just 24 hours across the rugged terrain of the Scottish wilderness.
The team, consisting of Andrew Forrester (Class of 1992), Andrew Lorimer (Class of 1985), Dominic Wedderburn (Class of 1991), George Lorimer (Class of 1990), Pete Grewar (Class of 1995) and Struan Baptie (Class of 1992), will be seeking to raise money for the charity ahead of the walk.
If you would like to help the Old Boys in their fundraising efforts for the Yomp and ABF The Soldier’s Charity, then please visit their sponsorship page by clicking here:
You can find out more about the Cateran Yomp and the work of ABF The Soldier’s Charity at: