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Weʼre raising £3,000 to help ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and NHS by walking the distance the 36th Ulster Division took to the Somme WW1 Battlefields (690 miles)

Lisburn
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ABF The Soldiers Charity and NHS Charities are continuing to work hard providing grants and services to those affected by the current COVID-19 crisis.

UPDATE: Having completed the 690 mile challenge, I am going to continue to walk the route of the 36th Ulster Division whilst in Flanders and France. From Thiepval they moved to Mesen (Belgium), then Ypres (Belgium) before ending up in Cambria (France). This is approximately 117 miles, which I will round up to 120. I will walk 6 miles a day for 20 days, starting on 12th July and finishing on 31st July taking my total mileage to 810 miles.

Starting on 01 May I will walk the distance from Helen's Tower in Clandeboye Estate, Co Down to the Ulster Memorial Tower, at the Somme battlefield, Thiepval Wood, (usinf the modern day route) a total distance of 690 miles.These locations are where the 36th Ulster Division trained and then fought in the opening days of the Battle of the Somme, 1st July 1916. I will walk approximately 11.5 miles a day, for 60 days. Each day I will post my virtual location onto the page. I am doing this to help ABF The Soldiers' Charity and NHS Charities.

Original Route via Belfast - Liverpool - Seaforde (Sussex) - Calias - Flesselles - Abbeyville - Thiepval.

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is the national charity of the British Army, providing a lifetime of support to soldiers, veterans and their immediate families when they are in need.

NHS Charities Together is the new trading name of The Association of NHS Charities, a membership organisation representing, supporting and championing NHS Charities..

All donations will be split equally between the two charities.

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  • Irwin Edgar11 days ago
    Irwin Edgar

    Irwin Edgar

    11 days ago

    Continuing on from my original challenge to walk 690 miles over 60 days. I have completed Day 14 of Part 2. Another 6 miles off the 120 miles to walk the route of the 36th Ulster Division from the Somme to Mesen, Ypres and finally Cambrai. 84 miles walked on this part. Total miles walked 774 Only 36 miles to go. Virtually I have am Wattignies, a commune in the Nord department of northern France. It lies to the south-west of the Lille, as I head south towards Cambrai.

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  • Irwin Edgar11 days ago
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    Irwin Edgar

    11 days ago

    Continuing on from my original challenge to walk 690 miles over 60 days. I have completed Day 13 of Part 2. Another 6 miles off the 120 miles to walk the route of the 36th Ulster Division from the Somme to Mesen, Ypres and finally Cambrai. 78 miles walked on this part. Total miles walked 768 Only 42 miles to go. Virtually I have am approximately 2 miles north of Lille, a city at the northern tip of France, in French Flanders, heading south towards Cambrai.

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  • Irwin Edgar11 days ago
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    11 days ago

    Continuing on from my original challenge to walk 690 miles over 60 days. I have completed Day 12 of Part 2. Another 6 miles off the 120 miles to walk the route of the 36th Ulster Division from the Somme to Mesen, Ypres and finally Cambrai. 72 miles walked on this part. Total miles walked 762 Only 48 miles to go. Virtually I have am at Quesnoy-sur-Deûle a commune in the Nord department in northern France, heading south towards Cambrai.

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  • Stuart Brooker

    Stuart Brooker

    Jul 18, 2020

    Well done Irwin, a great effort.

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 18, 2020

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 18, 2020

    Well done Irwin.

  • Louise Downey

    Louise Downey

    Jul 13, 2020

    Hope this in some small way helps towards the target you want to hit. Very well done, you are a legend 👏👏👏

    £20.00

  • Steve Wright

    Steve Wright

    Jul 10, 2020

    Little suprise

    £100.00

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    Jul 10, 2020

  • Karen Fogarty

    Karen Fogarty

    Jul 2, 2020

    Very well done Irwin 😀👍

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Irwin Edgar

Irwin Edgar

Lisburn

Irwin is the Briefing & Liaison Officer for ABF The Soldiers'Charity in Northern Ireland.

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