Commando Spirit

Suzi Perry
January 23, 2012

I'm working on various new projects this year, which will all come to light when the time is right. However I can say that I want to get back to my two wheeled roots by way of an adventure. I'll also be jumping off a few buildings with my friends the Royal Marines for 'Commando Spirit' and obviously there will be gadgets somewhere in the mix.

At the beginning of December I joined  Royal Marines in a daring fast rope abseil at RMR City of London barracks to kick off ‘Take the Leap’, the second event in the Commando Spirit Series of challenges, which aims to raise £1m for the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund (RMCTF) by 2014.

Take the Leap, set to take place in September 2012, will offer an elite group of 40 civilian participants the chance to take on Royal Marines fast rope abseil training – and put their new skill into practice by abseiling from the roof of St Pancras station or into Twickenham rugby ground. The abseil was very daunting, but I was in very safe hands throughout. A few minutes of panic for me, and those who sign up to Take the Leap, is nothing compared to what our Royal Marines do for us each and every day.

The Commando Spirit Appeal and Series of events are amazing and I am so proud to offer my support. I’d encourage everyone to find out about Commando Spirit and get involved in some way to show support for the Royal Marines who face great danger on a daily basis in order to protect our country.”

I was also joined at the Take the Leap launch by a team of Commando Spirit participants, all of whom braved the first Series challenge – Escape the Dunker – in September this year, along with Sally-Anne Hunter, Founder and Director of the Commando Spirit Appeal.

Sally-Anne said: “We are thrilled to have launched this next phase of the Commando Spirit Series and are very pleased to have Suzi on board. The first challenge was a huge success, with a brave band of 24 people stepping up to show their mettle and raise funds for this most deserving cause.

“The Leap promises to be even more exciting, with such landmark venues offering a truly unique chance to show what you’re made of.

“That is what Commando Spirit is all about – showing you have that courage, grit and determination to put yourself through elements of real Commando training, and raise vital funds in the process.”

For more information on the Commando Spirit Appeal or Take the Leap, please visit

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