Convoy for Heroes is all about the Land Rover community doing its bit for those who have done their bit for us; men and women injured while serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. Following the event held over Easter 2011, Convoy for Heroes has made a donation of £12,275 to Help for Heroes. A further total of £1,850 - at the time of writing - has been raised for the charity through the JustGiving website.
The date and venue of next year’s Convoy for Heroes has now been announced. It will take place over the Easter weekend (7-8 April 2012) but the venue has changed to Prestwold Hall in Leicestershire. A weekend of events for all the family will culminate in a new attempt to create the world’s longest Land Rover convoy. The change of venue has been made, reluctantly, to accommodate the growing number of people who want to attend Convoy for Heroes. Organiser Patrick Stoner explained, 'In 2011 we held Convoy for Heroes at the Heritage Motor Centre and at the Jaguar Land Rover proving ground in Warwickshire. We had tremendous support from both these organisations but, unfortunately, we are the victims of our own success. We had to close the booking at 350 vehicles because there simply wasn’t enough room to accommodate more, and a lot of people were disappointed. Next year we are hoping to make the Convoy itself at least twice as long.'
Convoy for Heroes is organised on a purely voluntary basis by a team of dedicated Land Rover enthusiasts and booking for Convoy for Heroes 2012 will open at the LRO Peterborough Show in September 2011.click here for LRO Peterborough Show
For the most up-to-date information, please visit the website, www.convoy4heroes.org.uk click here for Convoy for Heroes or the Facebook page www.facebook.com/convoy4heroes, click here for Convoy for Heroes Facebook or follow Convoy on Twitter @convoy4heroes. If anyone who would still like to support this event, the JustGiving website remains open until August 2011 at www.justgiving.com/convoy4heroes. click here for Just Giving Convoy for Heroes
For more information visit http://www.convoy4heroes.org.uk/ click here for Convoy for Heroes
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