100 MILES FOR 100 YEARS
Starting on the 6th November, our Chairman, Joanna Cadman will be walking from Sandwich, north of Dover, to Newhaven, along a coastal path which links the major ports vital to the war effort. I will visit village war memorials on my way and am looking forward to meeting some of the 16 branches of the Royal British Legion in that area. I will finish at the War Memorial in Newhaven at 11am on the 11th November.
She is joined by veteran fundraiser, Jeffrey Long MBE, who – at 86 – has just completed a 100 mile walk to help celebrate the RAF’s 100th year.
She hopes that some of our members will come and join them for an element of the journey. The detailed itinerary can be found here.
Besides marking the end of that dreadful War to end Wars, Joanna’s purpose for the walk is to raise money for the Royal British Legion, whose role is just as important today as it was when it was founded at the end of the war.
It is very important to her, as it is to our branches and members, that a core element of what we do as a Society is to raise money for charity, whether it be local or national. Last year, she raised just under £3,000 for Combat Stress and for London Air Ambulance by walking from Portsmouth to London, this year her fund raising is for the vital work that the Royal British Legion do for ex-service personnel and their families.
We very much hope that you will support Joanna and Jeffrey in this cause.
To donate online go to: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/joannacadman1
Cheques should be made payable to The Royal British Legion and sent to Bob Peedle, 15 Alfriston Park, Seaford, BN25 3LS.