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. While supporting the charity Help for Heroes, and raising as much money as we possibly can, we plan a Land Rover event which offers fun for all the family.
The event is being held over the Easter weekend 2011 - April 23 to 24 - and, if camping, you will be able to get in from Friday afternoon and don’t need to be on the way home until Monday. So, no days off from school for the kids. It is being held at Long Marston Airfield, in Warwickshire. This is a very centrally located location and easily accessible from the motorway network.
Why Convoy for Heroes? Because the core event will be a convoy! We are proud to announce that the convoy will be led off by the first-ever production Land Rover - HUE 166. Our thanks to the Heritage Motor Centre for lending this vehicle to us. More than that, it will be an attempt on the Guinness World Record for the longest Land Rover procession, set in April 2004 when 260 Land Rovers made their way round Towcester race course. We think we can do a bit better than that. We aim to have a convoy of 500 or more Land Rovers following the perimeter road at Long Marston under the conditions set by Guinness World Records.
Based round this core event will be plenty of entertainment and attractions for the whole family throughout the weekend. An off-road course, a display of equipment and techniques from the SAS, an auto-jumble, a car boot sale, an Easter egg scramble and much more are all in the planning stage. There will be plenty of food and drink on offer, evening entertainment and something to keep the kids amused.
For more information visit http://www.convoy4heroes.org.uk/ click here for Convoy for Heroes
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