Sam Craggs aims for 10,000 pull-ups

by Sam Craggs, graduated 2022

Since leaving St Thomas More in the summer, I have been training with the RAF Air Cadets, in the hope of joining the Fire Service in the

 next year or so.  I am currently taking part in the Junior Leaders Course, part of which is a fundraising challenge.  I have chosen to fundraise for the John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation, as John himself was a member of the same course in 2004, achieving the ‘Top Student’ award for his excellent in leadership before joining the military as a Royal Marine. 

Tragically John lost his life aged 22 years old, while serving as a Royal Marine.  The purpose of the John Thornton’s Young Achievers Foundations is to support young people wishing to fulfil their ambitions and dreams where they are unable to do so due to financial difficulties.

Starting on Remembrance Day 2022, I aim to do 10,000 pull-ups over the next five months, one for each of the roughly 10,000 UK soldiers and civilians who have died since the end of World War 2.  This averages at least 100 pull-ups each day, five days a week.  I will document and record each day on my Instagram account craggsyy, and attach a story of a British solder or citizen who has died.

I would greatly appreciate any support you could give me, even a tiny amount to make a difference to someone’s life.  The QR code below is the easiest way to link to my JustGiving page, or you can find a link through my Bio on Instagram craggsyy.