MASSIVE congratulations to Steph Atkinson, DDMT's Durham Scholar, who ran the Yorkshire Marathon on Sunday 14 October in just over 4hrs 30 mins. The DDMT Trustees and team could not be more proud. Steph is a full time law undergraduate at Durham University, has a husband and children and a load of other responsibilites but still found time to run, raise awareness and money for the Trust.
Steph wrote on her Justgiving page:
"When my husband was medically discharged from the Royal Marines after 18 years service, it was difficult to look positively towards the future.
The DDMT offered us hope.
By providing me with the opportunity to pursue a degree at university, I not only gained the tools to provide a future for my family, but also the inspiration to achieve things that I never thought possible - being only the second person in my family to go to university really has changed our lives.
I will therefore be eternally grateful for the support my family and I have received from the DDMT, and from the Trustees themselves. They are a fantastic charity who continue to make a real difference to veterans, their families and the armed forces community as a whole - a cause well worthy of our support."
THANK YOU STEPH AND CONGRATULATIONS FROM ALL AT DDMT
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