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Dan Coleman, teacher of English, tutor, rugby coach and kick-boxing instructor at the Royal Hospital School plans to walk some 200 miles from RHS to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham to raise funds for the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine Patient Welfare Fund (RCDM PWF).

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

The RCDM Patient Welfare Fund is used to pay for the daily needs of patients in the primary receiving unit for all military casualties that are injured overseas. It relies on the generosity of the general public and charitable organisations and can help to make a real difference to the recovery of casualties from any of the three services.

Dan was stirred to take on the challenge after hearing Brigadier Colonel Kevin Beaton OBE QHP MA BA BmedSci BM BS DRCOG psc(j), former Commanding Officer of RCDM, talk of the amazing work and inspirational people at the Unit during his address at the Royal Hospital School Remembrance Service in November 2013.

The Brigadier spoke of his career in the army through Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq and the inspirational people he had met along the way. His moving talk left the audience with the message that doing ‘the best you can’ is the way to inspire others and live the most fulfilled life. He was himself a former pupil and parent at the School, as well as recently taking up the position of Vice President of the alumni association and on the Board of Governors.

Dan plans to undertake his RHS to Birmingham Walk on the 29 June 2014 and hopes to raise in the region of £2000. To find out more or to donate go to https://www.justgiving.com/dancolemanrhs