Royal British Legion Honour Walk & Motorbike Ride

We've just received the following from the RBL

The Royal British Legion and the Tank Museum have teamed up to give YOU the opportunity to take part in a unique fundraising event. On Sunday 11 September 2011 walkers and 100 motor cyclists will commandeer the tank trails within the MOD’s army base at Bovington Camp, Dorset and take to the trails in memory and celebration of past and present Servicemen and women. We need you to don your walking shoes, put on your sunnies and head on over to Bovington to take part in this brilliant event!

This one-off walk will see you covering 10km of semi-rural land on the normally off limits tank trails around the Camp. Starting and finishing at the Tank Museum you will also have the opportunity to visit the world renowned museum. The walk is a must for those with an interest in tanks, our Armed Forces, the Poppy Appeal and of course walking.

Upon registering you will be entitled to an exclusive Honour Walk T-shirt, a medal, a hot meal, drink and massage on the day and a 20% off entry voucher to the Tank Museum! Children under 16 can enter for free. Motorbike spaces are expected to be snapped up quickly, and cost £25. Walkers can benefit from an early bird discount when booking before 31 May paying just £22, thereafter the price will be £25.

We are asking everyone who enters the Honour Walk to raise a minimum of £50 in sponsorship. During 2011 we are celebrating our 90th Anniversary and we have set ourselves the huge task of raising £90 million! People’s generosity funds our work and this sponsorship will enable us to provide vital services to support our Servicemen and women. An Honour Walk is a way for people to remember and celebrate past and present Servicemen and women.

Participants can wear a dedication badge stating who they are honouring by taking part in the Honour Walk, making it a very personal celebration or remembrance of a member of our Armed Forces.

During our 90th Anniversary year we are raising funds to support seriously injured Service personnel, through our commitment to fund the operation of four Personnel Recovery Centres (PRC's) in partnership with the Ministry of Defence. The PRC's will provide residential accommodation for Service personnel undergoing recovery and also run tailored programmes to assist them in their rehabilitation and return to duty or smooth transition to civilian life.

We have committed £25m over 10 years into the MoD's 'recovery capability' for injured Service personnel. The Legion will provide for the operation of four PRC's and will build, equip and operate a Battle Back Challenge Centre for adaptive sports and adventure

The Battle Back Centres will be national centres of excellence for activity based rehabilitation to help wounded, injured and sick Armed Forces personnel regain their fitness and return to duty, or reskill them for successful transition to civilian life. The recovery programme will help around 8,000 wounded, injured and long-term sick Service personnel between 2011 and 2021. Money raised from the Honour Walk will contribute to this amazing project.

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