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Leicestershire homebuilder and site manager unite to raise funds for armed forces group

Completing a challenging 24-hour race at Belvoir Castle, a Barratt and David Wilson Homes Assistant Site Manager has been fundraising alongside his employer for an organisation devoted to helping current and former members of the armed forces.

Rob Staniforth, a former member of the Royal Air Force Police, has recently completed Equinox24 - a mixed terrain race around a 10k circuit against the clock as part of his support for Rock2Recovery.

Rock2Recovery, a Community Interest Company aims to save and change the lives of those in the Armed Forces, the veteran community and their families who are affected by stress.

Rob said:

“Equinox24 seemed like a really challenging event which appealed to the other ex-military members of the team and myself, and in that 24-hour period we managed to run a total of 126 miles.

“We all have friends from our time in the service who have suffered the effects of PTSD and collectively we thought this a perfect opportunity to raise money for such a worthy cause.”

Subsequent to his time in the RAF, Rob has now made the most of Barratt and David Wilson Homes’ Armed Forces Transition Programme which provides all the training and support needed to become a qualified Assistant Site Manager.

Following his success in the race, Barratt and David Wilson Homes has donated a further £1,000 to Rock2Recovery as part of its Community Fund scheme.

Jamie Sanderson, Founder and Coach at Rock2Recovery, said:

“We are always in awe of the events and activities that our dedicated followers and supporters endure in the name of raising funds for us.  They are part of our story and enable us to continue to provide help and support to veterans, serving personnel and their families when they are at their most vulnerable. 

“Thanks to Rob for choosing us, and to Barratt and David Wilson Homes for their conscientious Armed Forces Transition Programme, such enterprises really do make a difference to people’s lives. We are truly grateful.”

With a range of one-to-one coaching sessions and fundraising events, the approach of Rock2Recovery is to inspire, coach and motivate towards a more positive future for those involved in the Armed Forces and their families.

Chris Southgate, Managing Director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes North Midlands, said:

“We’re very proud of Rob’s efforts in raising important funds for Rock2Recovery with his participation in the Equinox24 race.

“He’s been able to take advantage of our Armed Forces Transition Programme and as we continue to support those in the Armed Forces, we’re pleased to contribute financially to an organisation that works hard to achieve the same goals.”

More information on how to access Rock2Recovery for help or to raise funds can be found at or by emailing

For details on Barratt and David Wilson Homes’ Armed Forces Transition Programme, please visit

Picture - Glenn Curley Photography - Rob Staniforth completing the Equinox24 run for Rock2Recovery

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