We are absolutely delighted to announce that Combat Stress have joined us as our new headline Charity Partner for the Bacchus Wine Half Marathon and 10K for 2022! 

Combat Stress are more than just our headline charity, they will be present at our event on race day with their team of volunteers and supporters; hosting one of our water stations, supporting and cheering our runners. We are very excited to welcome them to the team and we look forward to sharing this unique event.

Combat Stress is the UK's leading charity for veterans' mental health. For over a century, they've helped former servicemen and women deal with issues like trauma, anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Today, they provide support to veterans from every service and every conflict. With the help of Combat Stress, veterans can tackle the past and take on the future.

To help veterans rebuild their lives, the charity provides a range of free services online, in the community and at our treatment centres including psychiatric and psychological treatment; substance misuse management; art therapy; occupational therapy; peer support; family support; online self-help materials and a 24-hour Helpline (0800 138 1619).

Robert Marsh, Director of Fundraising at Combat Stress, said: “We are extremely grateful to be the Charity Partner for this event.

“Last year almost 14,000 veterans benefited from our help, with demand for our services remaining constant. Every donation we receive helps us to meet the needs of veterans who turn to us for support. Our specialist treatment doesn’t just change lives, it saves them too.”  

You can make your run count and set up a fundraiser or donate to Combat Stress today. Your fundraising efforts will make a huge difference to the lives of the former servicemen and women who turn to them for support.