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General Sir Peter Wall challenges the nation to #See10Do10 push-ups for veterans’ mental health

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GENERAL Sir Peter Wall, former Chief of the General Staff and now President of veterans’ mental health charity Combat Stress, is calling on the public to take part in the #See10Do10 push-up challenge – and support former servicemen and women at the same time.

General Sir Peter, who will be 65 in July, has been filmed completing his 10 press-ups and challenging a peer. With the public under order to stay at home, we are encouraging people to follow his lead and take part in #See10Do10 to stay active and maintain a healthy mind and body.

Peter’s challenge is simple. Post a video of yourself on social media doing 10 push-ups, tag @CombatStress and your family and friends to take on the #See10Do10 challenge and then text GIVE2 to 70004 to donate £2 to Combat Stress. Every donation will help the charity to continue providing vital lifesaving services to veterans across the UK experiencing severe mental health problems.

Gen Sir Peter said:

“At a time when the public is feeling anxious about leaving their home, this is a great way for people to give a positive boost to mind and body.

“At the same time, they can support former servicemen and women whose severe mental health problems, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), is being exacerbated by isolation and social distancing as a result of the pandemic.

“PTSD has an enormous ripple effect, often tearing families apart, destroying relationships and devastating lives. We are working diligently to be there for these veterans, providing treatment and support via phone and video call, but we depend upon public donations to deliver these services.

“I want to thank everyone who takes part in #See10Do10 and supports our nation’s veterans.”

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