Shaun picks up his 70-Mile Charity Walk T-Shirts

9th July 2024


Our very own Shaun Darnell is preparing for his 70 mile trek over 4 days.

Shaun will be walking from Long Eaton to the summit of Mam-Tor in the Peak District, all in the name of charity.

Sponsor Shaun here: 

Ensuring that Shaun will look the part, Future Past stepped up and volunteered to provide him with a custom T shirt…


“Future Past” in Swadlincote, Derbyshire, is a clothing and retail company known for its unique and stylish apparel. Located at Unit 19, George Holmes Way, Future Past Clothing offers a range of products, including premium t-shirts and other fashion items. The company is active on social media and often promotes special offers and new arrivals through their online platforms​ (Visit South Derbyshire)​.

For more information or to browse their collection, you can visit their website at Future Past Clothing.


Shaun visited Future Past’s facility to watch his T Shirt be manufactured…

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Shaun explained to Andrew Foster from Future Past who he was raising money for and why…

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The ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is the national charity of the British Army, providing support to soldiers, veterans, and their families in times of need. Founded in 1944, the charity offers financial assistance, helps with rehabilitation, and supports initiatives that improve the well-being of the Army community. They address various issues including housing, mental health, education, and employment. The charity operates globally and collaborates with other organizations to extend its reach and effectiveness. For more details, visit their official website.


The RAF Benevolent Fund (RAFBF) is the Royal Air Force’s leading welfare charity, dedicated to providing support to serving and former RAF personnel and their families. Established in 1919, the charity offers a range of services, including financial assistance, emotional support, and help with housing, healthcare, and education. The RAFBF aims to ensure that all members of the RAF community can live with dignity and independence, addressing both immediate and long-term needs.

For more details, visit their official website.


Shaun will be setting off on July 24th and we will all be wishing him all the best.


Please help Shaun hit his target by sponsoring him here: 



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Acres Engineering Ltd maintains a strong and supportive relationship with the East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (RFCA). This partnership is exemplified by Acres Engineering receiving the prestigious Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Gold Award from the Ministry of Defence. This award honours employers who provide exceptional support to the armed forces community, including veterans, reservists, and their families.

Acres Engineering has taken an active role in the Armed Forces Covenant, pledging to support the defence community and guarantee fair treatment for its members. They have been acknowledged for their dedication to employing reservists and veterans, offering additional support like extra paid leave for reservist training and implementing HR policies that benefit the armed forces community.

This recognition and their ongoing support efforts have positioned them as leaders in advocating for and supporting the armed forces within the business sector in Derbyshire​ (East Midlands RFCA)​​ (Acres Engineering)​​ (East Midlands Business Link)​.

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