It's very humbling to read the Help For Heroes website and see the many incredible fundraising efforts going on.
Mark Cane from Oxford's Allclean is stepping out in September to climb Mt Kilimanjaro in aid of this worthwhile charity.
Mark spent 16 years in the army, 8 of which were in The Household Cavalry Regiment. He's taking up the Kili Challnge to support all our soldiers, having a lot of friends serving in Afghanistan and also having lost many friends.
Mark says "It's my way of doing my bit for my friends and all the other soldiers out there".
Help for Heroes says this event is a life affirming opportunity to climb the world's tallest self-standing mountain whilst raising life changing funds for wounded Servicemen and women.
The 10 day challenge follows the tough Machame Route, taking entrants through some of the most stunning terrain in Tanzania, travelling through all four seasons in one week, from humid rainforest to the freezing summit.
As a challenging trek at altitude, climbing one of the most impressive and well-known mountains in the world, Mark will be pushed physically and mentally to achieve something truly extraordinary.
if you would like to support Mark's endeavour, please use this link to find his charity page where you can contribute.
We know you'll do it Mark!!