We are a group of like minded people that are probably a bit crazy, but in a good way! We like to raise money for local and national charities by doing unusual and extreme events, we have carried out several over the last few years and these can be viewed by clicking on the various other pages.
2019 – Movember – This year Lee will be supporting Movember for the seventh year, not only by growing a moustache but by also running 60km over the month That’s 60 kilometres for the 60 men we lose to suicide each hour, every hour across the world. Check out his progress on the Movember page :- https://themusketeers.co.uk/movember/
2019 – The guys, (Lee, Andy, Mark and Joe) challenge for this year was to Kayak around the Isle of Wight for Cancer Research UK, not an easy challenge when they are not kayakers and had to start from scratch in March of this year. The trip itself was 65 miles over three days, the current total raised is £6947 and rising!
2018 – Joe and Lee, accompanied by Lee’s Daughter Lauren and Joe’s Son Niki, completed a 13,000 feet parachute jump at Netheravon for Planets Cancer Charity, raising over £1,000 for the charity.
2018 – Mark, Lee, Andy and Joe cycled round the Isle of Wight for Oakhaven Hospice,ably supported by Tony. To make it a harder challenge they were racing against Paul Adams and Adam Fuller who were competing in the Round the Island Yacht Race on the same day, the guys also rode Mountain Bikes instead of road bikes and were dressed as Superheroes. So if you saw Superman, Batman, Robin and Wonderwoman riding around the island you were not seeing things! They raised over £1,500 in total
2017 – Andy, Lee and Olly carried out a mammoth challenge this year, they built 3 125cc cafe racer motorbikes, all from 1985 kawasaki KH125 donor bikes, all the bikes were 2 stroke and over 30 years old. The guys were supported by Joe and Tony during the 4,000 mile trip, who assisted them with the camping, fuel and repairs etc. They had some great endorsements from Dire Straits legends, Mark Knopfler and John Ilsley and took two weeks to complete the trip. The charities supported were SANDS and The Stroke Association and they raised over £10,000 between the two charities.
2016 – Lee and Joe competed in the Round the Island Yacht race, skippered by Paul Adams and Adam Fuller, neither Lee or Joe had any experience in sailing at all. Race consisted of 1600 boats racing around the Island at the same time, very hectic! The weather was not on their side either, starting as a force 3-4 and ending up as a force 7 round the south side of the Island. The guys completed the race and finished in the top 30%, 400 boats did not finish! They raised over £1,600 for Planets Cancer Charity in Southampton
2010 – Lee, Darren, Iain and Colin decided that they would motorbike around the UK, using big bikes and camping on the way, all in the memory of friends and family who have suffered with Cancer, the 4,000 mile trip took them 2 weeks and they raised well over £8,000 for Cancer Research UK and Oakhaven Hospice.
Movember – Lee has taken part in Movember for the last 6 years, raising over £1,200 for mens health, just by growing a Moustache!