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The Army cadets went further this year by topping the WHFC leaderboard, raising over £50k to help support ex-military and their families

This year the Army Cadets Force have taken the leaderboard by storm, raising over £50,000 so far...

It has been a tough year for them with parade nights being cancelled and activities restricted. These walks have been good for morale, teambuilding and everyone’s mental wellbeing to get out and get stuck into a challenge – overcoming the elements and doing good. 

75 ACF teams from up and down the country have donned their Santa Hats to help support ex-military and their families this Christmas.  Leading the way for ACF is Beds & Herts County, having raised a total of £4,099.91 and counting!

On Saturday 5th December Niquita Potter, from Devon ACF completed an incredible 14.1 miles from Haytor on Dartmoor to the war memorial in Newton Abbot. She got cold, she got wet and it was dark by the end - but she made it. 

Niquita absolutely smashed her target raising over £1000. Thank you! 

Niquita said: 'I am a proud member of Devon ACF and have been for over 5 years. This means a lot because soldiers do so much for us. I have Down syndrome but I always like to try and help others and to achieve what I can. I plan to raise as much money by walking as far as I can'

Some inspirational Essex Army Cadets, completed their walk yester walking 16 miles from Dunmow War memorial to Gosfield War Memorial, well done to RSM Alex Kornilaki, Cpl Lara Fisher and Sgt Hollie Hunt.

Part of Yorkshire ACF, Matt Marquis and Phil Bate, from B Company, Yorkshire (N&W), completed a 25-mile trek. Starting off at Yeomanry Barracks, Fulford, and finishing 8 hours later at Galtres Training Area, Strensall.

Cadets from the 1st Battalion Highlanders ACFincluding Cpl Caitlin Green, set themselves the challenge of walking 24 miles between the 1st and the 24th December, they have smashed their fundraising target, currently having raised £3,262.73

Bristol ACF, collectively walked over 145 miles, raising over £1000! A great team effort! 

Cadet, Sebastien Engeli-Tombs, from Dorset ACF, walked 24 miles as part of Dorset ACF's fundraising efforts for WHFC!

Check out the the current ACF Leaderboard here