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Alan's The Day The Gun,s Fell Silent

Hand cycling from Morden to Mons for Haig Housing Trust because there are many ex-servicemen & Women who need help

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Haig Housing Trust

We provide housing for ex-Service personnel to help Veterans rebuild their lives

Charity Registration No. 1125556

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To Mark the End of WWI and show our Respect to the millions of lives lost during The Great War on all sides our small band of modern day Tommie’s ten in number are under taking our final and most challenging Challenge to France & Flanders in this very poignant 100th Centenary year to raise funds for Coming Home Campaign, (Haig Homes Trust)

Our Challenge starts on the 5th of November at Albion House, Morden, London and we hand cycle and cycle over two days to Dover and the Ferry to Calais.Our group of mostly 50 plus and residence of Morden and real novice cyclists will then cycle through the French Country side towards Etaples largest CWGC in France.

 Then hand cycle onto Montreuil where the French people commemorated Earl Haig by building a Memorial in his honour and onto Amiens where the Allies launched their hundred day offensive which finally broke the stalemate on the western front and the Allies pushed finally onto Mons.

I am hand cycling over 300 miles over a week which will be very gruelling challenge for myself who is severely disabled and will be permanently fighting to keep warm and maintain the stamina to hand cycle the very tight schedule needed to cover the distance every day of my last and very poignant challenge to raise funds for Haig Homes Trust.

We hope to raise a very poignant £11,700 that's a £1.00 for every soldier of all nations who lost his life on the last day of the Great War 11th/11/1918



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