Starting in January we will each be doing 10,000 steps a day, everyday for 30 days equal to 155 miles, carrying upto 35kgs in weight. This represents British soldiers during the fighting retreat to Dunkirk in WW2 and keep their spirit and memories alive.
Dunkirk is an event which optimises the power of community, it is an example of the strength and courage humans can possess when called upon to do so and shows what we can achieve when we work together in the face of adversity.
Throughout January we will become honorary members of Sargeant Verdun’s squad, the 2nd Battalion of the The Royal Norfolk Regiment, as we take on the challenge and begin our own 155 mile journey, under very different circumstances but heroic in itself.
Every penny raised will go towards enabling RBLI to continue supporting veterans and those with disabilities. The more money raised, the more people we can support, it really is that simple.
The Tommy 10,000 is open to all ages – children and families are welcome to take part and you can walk, run or wheel the 155 miles.
WANT TO KNOW WHO TOMMY IS?
Tommy represents where RBLI began in 1919, supporting British soldiers returning from WW1. The story goes that German soldiers would call out to “Tommy” across no man’s land if they wanted to speak to a British soldier. Since then, we have supported many wounded, injured and sick ex-Forces personnel. We commemorate those who sacrificed for our freedom and help to look after our veterans of today.
- Kavin Gurung
- Jade Hall
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