The Frontline Walk is a 100km trek over three days that follows in the footsteps of those who fought in WW1 or WW2 whilst supporting the soldiers and veterans of today. This year's event takes place in October and will be sponsored by Annington.
Participants can choose between two walks - The Western Front walk to follow in the footsteps of those who fought on the Somme and Passchendaele battlefields during the First World War or The Normandy Beaches walk to trek the coastline stormed as part of Operation Overlord during the D-Day landings of the Second World War.
“Annington is delighted to be supporting ABF The Soldiers’ Charity Frontline Walk for 2021 by becoming headline sponsor,” says Helen Liddell, Chair of Annington. “The charity has a long and distinguished history supporting soldiers, veterans and their families and we have seen the very real difference the organisation makes to those in their hour of need. In 2019 a small team from Annington tackled the Frontline Walk and raised over £43,000 for the charity. They were very struck by the significance and meaning of the event and having met beneficiaries, gained a real understanding the impact the funds raised will have.”
Brigadier (Ret’d) Robin Bacon, Chief of Staff at ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, stated: “We are thrilled once again to have Annington as The Frontline Walk sponsor for 2021. I had the pleasure of walking alongside Annington’s team who took part in our Normandy Beaches walk and was inspired by their teamwork and camaraderie throughout the trek. We would like to thank Annington for coming on board and we’re delighted to be working with you!”
About the ABF The Soldiers' Charity
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. The charity was founded in 1944 to ensure that soldiers returning from World War Two were well cared for. Since then, the welfare of soldiers, past and present, and their families has been at the hear of everything they do.
While there is a British Army, there will be The Soldiers' Charity. For more information on their work, click here.
If you are interested in taking part please register your interest here.