ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is proud to announce the Ancestry.co.uk Frontline Walk. The walk is a groundbreaking and exciting project to commemorate the First World War centenary and raise funds for the Charity.
We are looking to recruit a walker for each of the regiments that fought in World War One. You could walk for your father or grandfathers regiment, or your home town regiment, and raise vital funds to ensure today’s soldiers, former soldiers and their families receive the support they need.
The Frontline walk will take us to France and Belgium passing through memorials and landscape that still bears the scars of the war. Our finish line is the Menin Gate, where we will hear the last post played exactly 100 years on from the start of the battle of Ypres.
Bryony Partridge, PR Manager for Ancestry.co.uk says ‘ We are proud to support the ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, which exists to help individual soldiers, ex-soldiers and their families.’
Ancestry.co.uk helps people discover, preserve and share their family history through the world’s largest online family history resource. Their website is the ideal place to search for more information about your military forbears.
The walk will take place in October 15-19 and will encourage participants and the general public to discover more about the roles their ancestors played in the First World War and understand some of the sacrifices made by the heroes in their own family.
How to get involved
There is a £150 registration fee and we ask each of our walkers to raise a minimum of £1,600 in sponsorship. Your minimum sponsorship will cover the costs of travel and accommodation.
Find out more about the route and sign up. Or call 02078113201.