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Alison Ratcliffe
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Fundraising Goal £3,000.00


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Frontline Walk  - The Hundred Days Offensive

 As some of you will already know, in October I will be hiking 100 km over 3 days across the Western Front of World War I in France and Belgium, as it was following the last 100 days of the First World War.

This is something of a personal challenge for me as someone who, for the majority of my life until the last few years, has avoided any form of exercise. I’m undertaking the walk to raise funds for ABF – The Soldiers’ Charity, and also to commemorate those who fought over a century ago as well as in the 2nd world war, including a number of my relatives.  This includes my Paternal Grandmother’s brother, namely Stanley Gordon Booth, who lost his life in France age 27, on the 1 July 1916 and my Paternal Grandfather, Earnest William Hall, a gunner in the Royal Garrison Artillery who fought & survived.

Please sponsor me, and/or just post a message of encouragement!

For those of you who are interested in my walk, I’ve posted a bit more information below.

Thanks everyone! <3

Alyson

The Hundred Days Offensive began with the Battle of Amiens, and was a combined effort with Australian, Canadian, British and French forces.

My walk will start at the Cambrai Memorial, which contains the names of 7,048 British and South African soldiers who fell in the Battle of Cambrai and have no known grave, and finish at St Symphorien Military Cemetery, the final resting place of the first British casualty of WWI, John Parr and the last British casualty, George Ellison.

Covering the changing frontlines from the 30th August 1918 to Armistice on 11th November 1918 the Hundred Days Offensive will pass important locations such as the Deborah Tank, the German Bunkers at Noyelles Sur Escaut and Le Cateau Military Cemetery.

In total the First World War claimed the lives of over 18 million people, and touched many many more. The finishing point is particularly poignant as it commemorates not only the Allied Forces but the Central Powers as well.

It will be a final fitting tribute to commemorate this final offensive, as I follow in the footsteps of those who fought 100 years ago and experience the history brought to life by Historian Steve Roberts.

Event Date
Oct 10, 2018 8:00 AM
Location Name
The Hundred Days Offensive: 10th - 14th October 2018
I'm taking part in the Frontline Walk - a 100km trek across the battlefields of WWI to commemorate the Centenary of the First World War whilst helping to support the soldiers and veterans of today.

It will be a physically and emotionally tough challenge, as I follow in the footsteps of those who fought 100 years ago.

I'm doing it all for ABF The Soldiers' Charity, the National Charity of the British Army. They support soldiers, veterans and their families when they need it most.

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Best of luck for your mammoth 100k walk - a fantastic challenge for a great charity
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