A team representing the local armed forces community is taking on the Tour of Tameside challenge to help raise funds and awareness to support ex-service personnel.
Tameside Armed Services Community (TASC) are a non for profit organisation set up three years ago to assist and inform on the delivery of the Armed Forces Covenant in the borough. With over 7500 local ex-service personnel, TASC works collaboratively with Tameside Council to offer them support.
To celebrate the forthcoming anniversary of seven years of the Covenant in Tameside and three years since the formation of TASC, there will be a team running in the four-day Tour of Tameside running event. The event, organised by Sports Tours International, starts today (Thursday 13 June) and finishes on Sunday 16 June and is set at different locations across Tameside.
Tameside Council Partnerships Manager Vanessa Rothwell said: “The running team will comprise of serving reservists, a military veteran, myself (an Armed Forces Covenant officer), so we will have a full spectrum of experience and ability.
“We’re grateful for the work TASC who encourage activities helping to integrate the Armed Forces Community into local life in the borough and helping to support the wider community through the participation in events and joint projects, and other forms of engagement”.
If you would like to support the team please see their Just Giving page at: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/tasc?utm_id=1&utm_term=Pd4Z7Dzmz