New Forest Fundraising Walk

Patrons Mike Tindall and Nick Knowles join charity war walk as Rugby for Heroes marks Remembrance Day 2020

This November, Rugby for Heroes Patrons Mike Tindall and Nick Knowles will join the charity’s New Forest War Walk as we remember the fallen this Remembrance Day.

Every year the nation unites to make sure that no-one is forgotten and to remember and honour those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Commemorations this year will look quite different due to the restrictions of Covid-19, but as a military charity it is important that we mark this annual event.

The charity’s 26-mile war walk will take in some of the New Forests’ military sites as the team trek for two days across the unique landscape of this National Park. From gunpowder factories to airflelds, the New Forest was at the heart of Britain’s war efforts in WWI and WWII. Its position on the South Coast, close to the Solent and the military bases on the Salisbury Plain, made it a hive of wartime activity.

At the heart of the New Forest, Brockenhurst became a base for Indian and New Zealand troops during WWI with a hospital being established there. The team will pay their respects as they lay a wreath of remembrance at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission graves at St Nicholas Church, the biggest concentration of New Zealand graves outside of London.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning. We will remember them.

Rugby Remembers.

If you would like to support the Rugby for Heroes team, you can donate here 

Simon Turner

Simon Turner

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