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Walk to Remember the Battle of the Somme

Battle of Somme

Get together with friends and dedicate a walk to the memory of a soldier killed or wounded in the Battle of the Somme.

The centenary of the Battle of the Somme on 1 July marks one of the most horrific battles of the First World War. 

Within five months one million men had been killed or wounded, the majority of whom were volunteers. Almost every British family lost a father, son or brother.

The British Red Cross had over 10,000 personnel delivering vital services both on the battlefield and behind the front-line. 

In commemoration, we are asking supporters to organise a walk to remember the one million men who were killed or wounded – and raise sponsorship for people in crisis today.

You can choose your own route and create a unique commemorative event in the UK, raising sponsorship for your walk.

Every pound you raise will help people in the UK and around the world prepare for and recover from emergencies, disasters and conflict.

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Date:1 July 2016 to 30 November 2016

You can organise your own walk at any time.

Distance: Decide where in UK and how far to walk.

Dress code: Dress in red and wear comfortable shoes. 

Contact:Charles Marshall

Telephone:07808 783358

Email:CMarshall@redcross.org.uk

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    Walk to Remember the Battle of the Somme
    Get together with friends and dedicate a walk to the memory of a soldier killed or wounded in the Battle of the Somme
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What's it like?

Helen Lee Smith organised her own Red Shoe Walk in Leicestershire

 

It was a lovely sunny day and we attracted lots of attention in our red outfits – it was great to know we were walking for such a great cause