4Com Director Dean Cartledge raised over £7,000 for the Royal Signals Benevolent fund by completing the Virgin London Marathon. Dean completed the 26.2 mile course in a time of 4 hours and 17 minutes, despite suffering a hamstring injury just days before the event.
Dean opted to run on behalf of the RSBF having spent 24 years in the Royal Corps Signals. He explained, “I wanted to give something back to the RSBF who do so much great work for both current and former members of the Corps and their families in times of hardship or distress. I’ve had a number of friends who they have helped, including one very recently. They do outstanding work so I’m delighted to have raised the money for them.”
Dean continued, “I’d like to say a special thank you to everyone who donated, particularly the team here at 4Com, my family and friends and to the 4Com Foundation who matched each pound raised to help reach the total.”
Sandra Hutchinson for the RSBF added, “We’re delighted that Dean chose to run the Marathon on our behalf. The £7,000 will make a very real difference to both serving soldiers and veteran members of The Corps and their families who are in need, or suffering hardship or distress. We are bowled over by the generosity of all Dean’s supporters and are especially grateful to 4Com and the 4Com Foundation.”
The Royal Signals Benevolent Fund – Swift and sure support for The Corps .
RSBF is a grant-giving Charity for serving and retired Royal Signals soldiers and their dependent family who are in need of support or suffering hardship or distress. We currently deal with approximately two new benevolence cases per day and have granted close to £1 million in the last three years. Casework is carried out independently of The RSBF but, once a need for help or support has been established by the caseworker the caseworker will approach The RSBF for help with funding.