British Forces Charities Challenge

9 January 2013 14:00

The British Forces Charities Challenge has set up a fundraiser in aid of British Forces charities including Blind Veterans UK!

The British Forces Charities Challenge have set up a relay mission for forces charities throughout the UK. The Union Flag will be carried across the UK by teams of volunteers to raise money for Blesma, Blind Veterans UK, Afghan Heroes, The British Legion, The Veterans' Charity and more!

The flag will be stopping off in Blackpool during a 2,533 mile trek across Britain in 2014. The trek will start in Larne port in Northern Ireland in July 2014 and handed to relay teams, stopping at 107 different towns and cities.

The flag will visit Blackpool from Lancaster on the 12th August 2014 before it heads to Preston. Members of the public will be able to pay a donation to sign the flag, which will then be auctioned after the tour has been completed in November. The auction will take place at a party in London and will also sell sports merchandise donated by National Sports Clubs.

The British Forces Charity Challenge organisers do need your help! They are looking for participants to carry the flag as part of the relay which has been organised by former Royal Air Force movements controller Steven Fardoe of Lincolnshire. Register your interest on their Facebook page here. Registration is £20 which will go towards clothing, refreshment and accomodation. The event needs 250 participants split into 23 teams; one team for each leg of the challenge!

If you'd like to donate to Blind Veterans UK through the British Forces Charity Challenge visit the Just Giving Page today! Thank you.