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Show your support for Armed Forces at sponsored walk in Danson Park

PUBLISHED: 10:33 21 April 2015 | UPDATED: 10:33 21 April 2015

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Honour walk is being organised by the Royal British Legion

PEOPLE in Bexley are being invited to show their support for the Armed Forces past and present at an honour walk.

The Bexleyheath and Welling branch of the Royal British Legion is organising the walk to mark the centenary of the First World War.

An honour walk is a sponsored walk which the participants do in the name of a member of the armed services. This could be a member of their family, one of the fallen troops, a troop of soldiers or even an unnamed soldier.

The walk will take place on Sunday, May 10 in Danson Park, starting at 11am. You can choose to do up to five 2km laps of the park, so anyone of any age and ability can take part. The route will follow paths in the park. Limited car parking will be available for £2.

The event will be officially opened by the Mayor of Bexley, Howard Marriner.

Entry is £5 for over-16s, £2 for under-16s and £10 for a family. When you register you will be given a sponsorship form.

The Legion helps present and past members of the Armed Forces with almost any aspect of daily life with which they need assistance, from coping with bereavement or disability to finding employment or coping with financial stress.

Director of fundraising Charles Byrne said: “We spend £1.6 million every week in direct support – that is £83 million each year, answering more than 165,000 calls for help.

“The funds raised from this walk will go a long way in helping us provide social, emotional and financial care to the Armed Forces community.”

To sign up or for more information, call Ken Sprowles on 020 8303 2601, email Membership@BexleyheathandWellingRBL.co.uk or visit www.BexleyheathandWellingRBL.co.uk.

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