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Frontline Walk 2018

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Commemorate the Centenary of the First World War

Walk in the footsteps of those who fought 100 years ago while supporting the soldiers and veterans of today.


The Frontline Walk is a 100km hike across the Western Front of World War I. Register for just £135 before January 31st 2018 (£150 after), and fundraise for soldiers, veterans, and their immediate families, whilst commemorating those who fought over a century ago.2018 sees the end of the Centenary years, to mark this you can choose between two routes, The Hundred Days Offensive or The Western Front, scroll down for more innformation.


The Hundred Days Offensive

What is it?

A 100km walk following the last 100 days of the First World War

When is it?

3rd – 7th October 2018.

The Hundred Days Offensive began with the Battle of Amiens, and was a combined effort with Australian, Canadian, British and French forces.

The Walk will start near Arras and finish at St Symphorien Military Cemetery, the final resting place of the first British casualty of WWI, John Parr and the last British casualty, George Ellison, where the top three fundraisers will lay a wreath in commemoration.

In total the First World War claimed the lives of over 18 million people, and touched many many more. The finishing point is particularly poignant as it commemorates not only the Allied Forces but the Central Powers as well.

Join us in a final fitting tribute to commemorate this final offensive, experience the history brought to life by Historian Steve Roberts, and forge friendships which will last long after the aches and pains have faded.


The Western Front

What is it?

A 100km walk following the Western Front of the First World War.

When is it?

10th – 14th October 2018.

Covering 100km of the Western Front, the Walk starts at Lochnagar Crater, the location of the start of the Battle of the Somme, and finishes at the Menin Gate, with the Ceremony of the Last Post.

Visiting important and emotive memorials and cemeteries such as Thiepval Memorial, the Ulster Tower, Neuville Saint Vaast and Notre Dame de Lorette, Historian Steve Roberts will bring the history to life and the friendships you make will stay long after your weary limbs have recovered.

The top three fundraisers will have the opportunity to be part of The Soldiers’ Charity Frontline Walk team to lay a wreath at the Menin Gate, a once in a life time chance to take part in the emotional final salute to the fallen.


“The most emotionally and physically challenging event I have ever had the privilege to be part of”

– Paul Critchley, 2016 participant

Registration

Registration for The Frontline Walk is £150 per person.

Early Bird Offer: £135 per person before 31st January 2018.

Fundraising

We ask you to commit to raising £1,250 to help soldiers, veterans and their families.

What’s included

We provide return travel from London to France, accommodation, transfers within France and Belgium, all meals from lunch on day 1 to breakfast on day 5, water and snacks on trekking days and medical support. This is covered by your registration fee and the initial £550 of your fundraising which must be raised by 31st July 2018 to confirm your place

Have a question?

For more information please fill out your details and Amy will be in touch, or contact her directly on akenyon@soldierscharity.org or 020 7811 3960.

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