The award winning HELP for HEROES 4x4 European Rally has today reached the incredible milestone of Â£1/2m raised for the Help for Heroes charity since the inaugural rally of 2010. It has become the largest independently organised event supporting the Help for Heroes cause
Online PR News – 04-December-2012 – Europe – The story is all the more amazing in that the organisers had planned a one off rally in 2010 where they had hoped to raise Â£20,000; it went on to raise Â£121,000! The rally was so successful this is now an annual event. The 2011 and 2012 events each raised even more. With the 2013 rally having already raised over Â£27,500, the event passes the Â£500,000 figure for the overall amount raised since 2010.
Tim Price-Bowen, one of the organisers, said â€˜I have nothing but praise for the efforts of the rally crews that have taken part in the rallies and for the Great British publicâ€™s generosity in supporting the Help for Heroes charity. Â£1/2m is a truly awesome sum. We are very proud of what has been achieved and are also truly grateful to our Corporate Partners for their involvement and supportâ€™.
Application can now be made to take part in the 2013 event which will take place from 15th â€“ 27th June. The rally will follow the path and tell the story of the 1944/5 Allied Invasion through Europe. The Allied Forces landed in France early on D-Day morning â€“ 6th June 1944. The Help for Heroes 4x4 European Rally 2013 retraces much of that route.
Starting from Littlecote House Hotel, Wiltshire, it will be a 2000+ mile adventure through Europe over 12 days. This non-speed touring assembly of 4x4s will be crewed by serving and ex-military personnel, as well as civilians and families with children. It is part military history tour (including museums, Commonwealth War graves etc) plus some fun activities, part off-road driving and part club-type social, and open to road-legal 4x4 vehicles.
The route includes: Salisbury Plain, two MOD installations, Portsmouth, visits to WWII historical areas in Normandy, the WWI battlefields of the Somme and Ypres., Arnhem in Holland â€˜Operation Market Gardenâ€™, Bastogne in Belgium â€˜Battle of the Bulgeâ€™, Alsace region of France for the Maginot Line of WW1, into Germany and Dachau - with its horrors of war. The event will conclude after visiting Hitler's "impenetrable" Eaglesâ€™ Nest high in the Alps at Berchtesgaden, Bavaria 12 days later.
We formally acknowledge the support of; The AA, Brittany Ferries, Cambrian Fuel Card Services, Challenger 4x4, Cobham Technical Services Ltd, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Dominoâ€™s Pizza, The GGR Group, Harpenden Vans, Jaguar Land Rover, Marshal Military Sales, o2Telefonica, P&O Ferries, Skytag GPS Tracking, Terberg DTS UK Ltd, Warner Leisure Hotels, and seek convey our thanks to numerous others without whom the rally could not have taken place.