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Help for Heroes European Rally 2010

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  • Team members: Gregg McLeod Paul Gordon Tom Wood Mike Hill
  • Event: Help for Heroes - H4H 4x4 European Rally 2010, 19 Jun 2010

Help for Heroes

We support the wounded, injured and sick to live independent and fulfilling lives.

Charity Registration No. 1120920 (England & Wales) and SC044984 (Scotland)

Story

1800 miles
6 countries
10 days
4 men
1 very worthy cause


Welcome to SERVING SOLDIERS, HELPING HEROES JustGiving Page


In June 2010 SERVING SOLDIERS, HELPING HEROES will be taking part in an amazing event for charity!

The team, all young men with recent military experience, are going to be released across their Line of Departure to advance on Europe as part of the Help For Heroes (H4H) European Rally in order to raise money for the fantastic Charity.

ABOUT THE RALLY

The  H4H 4x4 RALLY 2010 follows the path and tells the story of the Allied Invasion through Europe and includes areas made famous for a younger generation by the Band of Brothers book and television series. Composed of  young men, who would come to know extraordinary bravery and extraordinary fear, the Allied Forces landed in France early on D-Day morning – 6th June 1944. The liberation of Europe had commenced.

The event will start at Noon on Saturday 19th June 2010 in North Wiltshire and the One Thousand Six Hundred and Fifty mile expedition will encompass 6 countries in 10 days.


In addition to Normandy, the H4H Rally route will visit the Market Garden and Rhine offensives at Arnhem, Holland, where on 17 September 1944, in the largest airborne operation ever seen thousands of paratroopers descended from the sky by parachute or glider up to 150 km behind enemy lines.

The route then moves south, to Bastogne in Belgium where, in the coldest winter for decades, the Germans made a final push – 'the Battle of the Bulge'.   Onwards towards Germany, the rally path then visits a Maginot Line fortification in Alsace, France, then into Germany and Dachau with its horrors of war.

We end our journey at Hitler's "impenetrable" Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden, Bavaria on 29th June 2010...

To add to this already arduous challenge we have volunteered to run 10km at every evening’s location (including on the ferry); totalling 100km each during the expedition!!!

Our website is at Serving Soldiers, Helping Heroes

THE TEAM
SERVING SOLDIERS, HELPING HEROES

Gregg McLeod – 27

Commissioned from Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 2005
Captain in British Army currently attached to Royal Marines
Two operational tours of Afghanistan
Two citations for bravery
Running a double marathon for Help for Heroes in January 2010

Paul Gordon – 27

Completed over 8 years military service
Currently working with the TA

3 Operational Tours of Duty, including two of Afghanistan
Running the New York Marathon in 2010 for charity

Tom Wood – 24

Currently serving with 4 Mercian Regiment
Completed several challenging infantry courses in UK and overseas
Served on Operation TELIC in Iraq as a Team Commander
Numerous Tough Guy events and races for charity

Michael Hill – 28

Ex Soldier in Corps of Royal Engineers
Currently a Specialist Biomedical Scientist in the Clinical Chemistry Dept
Maintains close military links through work and social commitments
Undertakes regular charity events in his home county

THE VEHICLE

A Range Rover Sport TDV6 SE kindly donated for the duration by Military Land Rover UK!

THE CHARITY


Help for Heroes provides financial, social and emotional support to millions who have served and are currently serving in the Armed Forces, and their dependants. This event is independently organised; the sole beneficiary being the Help For Heroes Charity.

 

HELP FOR HEROS - EUROPEAN RALLY PAGE

A NOTE FROM SERVING SOLDIERS, HELPING HEROES

Thank you for all your donations big or small...every penny will be appreciated equally!

!!  ALL MONEY GOES DIRECT TO HELP FOR HEROES !!

 

So remember please dig deep for a great charity. 

 

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

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  • Gregg, Paul, Tom and Mike
  • Your heroes.  Our friends.
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