Following on the heels of the hugely successful and oversubscribed inaugural Help for Heroes 4x4 European Rally in 2010, which raised a massive £122,000 for the charity, 2011 will see a second running of the event from 18-29th June. The rally follows the path and tells the story of the Allied Invasion through Europe. The Allied Forces landed in France early on D-Day morning – 6th June 1944. The liberation of Europe had commenced. The Help for Heroes 4x4 European Rally 2010 will retrace much of that route. This event will start at Littlecote House Hotel in Wiltshire on 18th June 2011. It will be a 2000 mile expedition encompassing a number of European countries over a period of 11 days. This non-speed touring assembly is fully subscribed with 45 vehicles crewed by serving and ex-military personnel, as well as civilians and families. It will be part military history tour, some fun activities, part off-road driving and part club-type social, open to road-legal 4x4 vehicles. The money raised will be donated to our chosen charity, Help for Heroes. The goal is £122,000 or more!
After using byways on Salisbury Plain the rally travels to Portsmouth to embark on the ferry to France. In addition to Normandy, the H4H 4x4 Rally route will visit Arnhem in Holland. It will then head south to Bastogne in Belgium where the Germans made a final push – the famous ‘Battle of the Bulge’. After visiting the Alsace region of France the route journeys into Germany and Dachau with its horrors of war. The event will conclude after visiting Hitler's 'impenetrable' Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden, Bavaria 11 days later. Organisational support is provided by a number of key companies including; The AA, Brittany Ferries, Cambrian Fuel Card Services, Dell UK, DFDS Seaways, Domino’s Pizza, FwdFwd Off Road Centre, Jaguar Land Rover UK, Marshals Military Sales (Land Rover), O2, Sentinel Vehicle Tracking, Terburg DTS Ltd, THIG (The Health Insurance Group), Warner Leisure Hotels.
The Help For Heroes 4x4 European Rally 2011 is independently organised. It is wholly committed to supporting and raising funds for Help For Heroes and is registered with the charity Ref; Event ID: 20100716-6120-8783. For more information visit www.h4hrally.co.uk click here for Help For Heroes Rally
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