IiME News

IiME News October 2012


SOBAFF is a Forces Promotional website for both American and British Forces Charities. But they do not stop there, they will promote all worthwhile charities and organisations made up of volunteers like themselves.

We are very honoured to announce that Sobaff has agreed to donate funds raised during their next 500 mile walk to Invest in ME.

The walk will be from Catterick in North Yorkshire starting on 29th April 2013 and they will be walking to The Royal Hospital Chelsea in London, the Home of the Chelsea Pensioners to arrive on 24th May 2013.

The walk will finish in London just before the IiMEC8 conference.

The walk is supported by London Mayor Boris Johnson.

This was initiated thanks to Alex Hall who made contact with SOBAFF and suggested IiME.

SOBAFF have said "With issues surrounding the Disabled in the UK, we would like to be able to help you raise funds for your charity".

We look forward to be able to work with SOBAFF and to promote the walk and the worthwhile work they are doing in raising awareness of the sacrifices being made by others.

Information on Sobaff’s future event and the past event can be found on their website : http://www.sobaff.com/

SOBAFF have a GPS system on their website, by which one will be able to follow the walkers' progress, as and when it starts, or the planned route.

Baxterbear will be making appearances along the route.

Baxterbear was born 29th February 1928, is a well liked bear by both adults and children alike and has since travelled the world on his journeys.

The link to Baxterbear - http://worldofbaxterbear.com/

where many of his tales and journeys can be found.

The current sponsor for the walk is Ocado, who are based in Hatfield, Hertfordshire. They will be supply refreshments along the chosen route.

SOBAFF have support from Boris Johnson, Mayor of London.


SOBAFF have once again gained support from the pop group, The Proclaimers (unfortunately they will not be at the event - as they will be out of the country, on tour).


Thanks to Sobaff - and thanks to Alex.

The planned walk is here - click here

Here is a sponsorship form for the walk - click here



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