Grantham soldier to run 12 races in 12 months for military charity

Military policeman Jonathan Codd.
Military policeman Jonathan Codd.
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A Grantham soldier will take part in 12 races over 12 months to raise money for a military charity.

Jonathan Codd, who joined the Royal Military Police in 2003, is raising money for the RMP Central benevolent Fund.

Jonathan (pictured right) said: “As the saying goes ‘You have to take the rough with the smooth’, and unfortunately at times I have seen fellow members of the RMP having more than their fair share of the rough. It is for these people and their dependants that the RMP Central Benevolent Fund tirelessly works.”

Jonathan will take part in his first race, a 10k run, on July 24 ay Elmbridge. He will pay for his own accommodation, travel and race entry. H ewill also take part in half and full marathons.

Jonathan added: “The RMP CBF provides charitable assistance or benefit to those who need it from time to time, maintaining or increasing the esprit de corps of the Royal Military Police. A significant percentage of the funds they receive is also donated to the wider Army Benevolent Fund, assisting soldiers, veterans and dependants in need of help.

“While I have to date never needed to call upon such services myself, I have seen the work that this charity does and am proud to be raising funds to assist them. The RMP has offered me a wonderful career, giving me the opportunity to travel far and wide, meet incredible people and to gain experiences I never would have thought possible.

Full details can be found on Jonathan’s JustGiving page at where you can make a donation.

You can also donate via text message by texting JACR85 and the amount you wish to donate to 70070 (for example ‘JACR85 £3’, ‘JACR85 £10’).