The charity, Help for Heroes, will benefit from this web page, assisting disabled servicemen get back to competitive sporting events. Sports Aid helps injured servicemen compete in the 2012 Paralympics with donations on www.justgiving.com/athelstan. Follow the walk at www.athelstanwalk.co.uk.
We will be walking from Devon to Malmesbury from 4th April to re-enact part of the Military journeys made by Athelstan when he united England and became the first King of all England. His tomb is at Malmesbury Abbey which he helped endow. We will arrive at Malmesbury Abbey on 11th April at around 2pm.
The walk will include Saxon sites such as King Alfred's Monument, Isle of Athelney, Glastonbury, Wells Cathedral, Hinton Priory where other Saxon Kings are buried, and on to the present Military location of Lyneham, 11 miles from Malmesbury, where the fallen arrive back into the Country from war zones overseas. Come and join us on any stage.
The funds raised will all go to enabling wounded forces personnel participate in sporting events.
Since we are now retired and have never been required to wear a military uniform perhaps we should now do something in thanks for those that are, over the last 1100 years.
Hemyock-Clayhidon-Neroche-Staple Fitzpaine-Hatch Beauchamp (where Lt Chard VC is buried) East Deane Way-Isle of Athelney-King Alfred's Monument-King Alfred Inn Burrowbridge-Levels-Glastonbury-Wells-Norton St Philip-Hinton Priory-Bradford on Avon-Lacock Abbey-Old Canal-Lyneham-Malmesbury.
All the funds collected on this page will go to Help for Heroes Charity. Donations on the main page - athelstan - go to the Sports Aid charity to fund the disabled compete in the 2012 Paralympics. The event ref. from Help for Heroes is 20100211-5999-6717
Follow the walk on the blog www.athelstanwalk.co.uk
Any problems donating contact firstname.lastname@example.org Many thanks