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Army April 11, 2013
WO2 Andrew Hetherington
SOLDIERS from the Counter-
Rocket Artillery and Mortar
(C-RAM) detachment 4 at
Multinational Base Tarin Kot have
been running, rowing and pack
marching for charity.
Since January, the 30-person
C-RAM 4 team has clocked up more
than 8000km of physical activity.
During the detachment's eight-month
deployment, it will raise funds for the
Wounded Heroes Australia organisa-
tion with an activity called the C-RAM
The C-RAM fundraiser is the
brainchild of Bdr Jack King.
"I came up with the idea when I
was on leave, thinking about how most
can sometimes be hard to find motiva-
tion," Bdr King said.
"So I thought up a system for us to
exercise towards travelling the distance
in kilometres from here to our unit in
Woodside, South Australia, 10,675km
"Down the track it became an
opportunity for us to raise money for
C-RAM Watch Keeper Lt Renee
Summers suggested the team raise
money for the Wounded Heroes
"The charity does a lot for
wounded soldiers and their families
in Australia and the unit at home has
Detachment runs for it
C-RAM detachment 4 is covering the kilometres home one PT ses
raised money for them in the past," Lt
"Here we want to raise a dollar for
every kilometre we travel, so more
"So far we've raised more than
$6400 and have an accumulated travel
distance of more than 8000km, which
on our virtual map has us at Broome in
C-RAM OC Maj James Roberts
said the activity was a team-bonding
"I'm really proud of what they're
doing here and they've taken this on as
an extra activity to the physical train-
ing they normally do," Maj Roberts
"They're using their own time to
raise the funds and they are doing a
So far in the event, Bdr King is
leading his team mates, single-handed-
ly covering more than 900km.
He has done this by running,
cycling and pack marching with up to
40kg on his back.
To make a donation to the C-RAM Run Home
effort and to track their progress go to
Long distance: LBdr Yana Lewis and Gnr Daniel Brunner work up a sweat at the Multinational Base
Tarin Kot gym to raise funds for the Wounded Heroes Australia organisation. Inset, Cpl Renee Jones
puts in time and distance on an elliptical machine.
Photos by WO2 Andrew Hetherington
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