RAF serviceman Liam Price, stationed at RAF Benson in Oxfordshire, is going the extra mile to show his gratitude to the charity that supported him during his battle with depression. Price has embarked on a 250-mile run to raise funds for the Soldiers’, Sailors’ and Airmen’s Families Association (SSAFA), a charity that provides support to military personnel regardless of their location.
Price, who believes he wouldn’t have come this far without the assistance of SSAFA, has already participated in the Oxford Half and is now preparing for the Portsmouth Coastal Marathon on December 17th. In addition, he recently took part in the Santa Dash in Wallingford alongside his son, showcasing his determination to make a difference.
SSAFA offers a social work service specifically tailored to the needs of the RAF, and it was this incredible support that prompted Price to choose the charity as the beneficiary of his fundraising efforts. Having served in the RAF for 16 years, Price acknowledges the respectful treatment and guidance he received from SSAFA during his darkest moments.
With a goal to complete his 250-mile challenge by the end of December, Price is determined to push himself to the limit both physically and mentally. His dedication serves as an inspiration to others, demonstrating the power of perseverance and the positive impact that charities like SSAFA can have on individuals’ lives.
By taking on this extraordinary feat, Price not only aims to raise funds for SSAFA but also hopes to raise awareness about the importance of mental health support within the military community. His story serves as a reminder that seeking help and finding support can make a significant difference in one’s battle with mental health issues.
As Price continues his journey, he encourages others to donate and support SSAFA in their mission to provide vital assistance to military personnel and their families. With every step he takes, Price is making a profound statement about the power of resilience and the importance of giving back to those who have supported us in our times of need.