More than £120,000 has already been raised for this year’s event, and participants won’t even set off until 14 June. The event has gone from strength to strength, after the inaugural 2010 rally, originally intended to be a one-off, blitzed its target of £20,000 – and raked in £121,000 for the charity that supports injured British servicemen and women.
Beginning in Berkshire, the 12-day rally covers more than 2000 miles following the path of the1944-5 Allied invasion through Europe after D-Day, and includes the Western Front of World War 1, in particular The Somme and Ypres. This year’s event, running from June 14-26, commemorates both the centenary of the start of World War 1 and the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Serving and ex-military crews take part, as well as civilians, and off-road driving is all part of the fun.
Tim Price-Bowen, one of the organisers, said: ‘I have nothing but praise for the efforts of the rally crews that have taken part in the rallies and for the Great British public’s generosity in supporting the Help for Heroes charity.’
Visit the http://www.h4hrally.co.uk for more info.