A local Salford Priors resident, Richard Abbey from Ban Brook Copse, is raising money for the Legion by completing ‘The Western Front Trek’.

Richard and two of his friends, who are paying all of their own costs, are aiming to raise £10,000 for The Royal British Legion and have so far received pledges for just over the half that amount.

The Legion’s Western Front Trek takes place along the Western Front, completing 50 miles over four days. It starts from Bray-Sur-Somme on Tuesday 18 September and finishes at the Menin Gate, Ypres, on Sunday 23 September. As well as remembering the incredible sacrifices made by all those who fought in the First World War, the Trek will also raise vital funds to enable the Legion to support the Armed Forces Community.

More information about the Trek is available here: The Western Front Trek (external link).

Should anyone wish to support Richard and his friends then they have set up a Just Giving page (external link).

The Royal British Legion (often known as the ‘Legion’) is the UK’s leading Service charity (UK Registered Charity No 219279). If you are serving, have served or are the dependent or carer of someone who has served in the UK’s Armed Forces, then you may be eligible for their help. They can offer financial aid in an urgent crisis, help homeless ex-Service people get back on their feet, advise on compensation claims, offer careers advice for those looking to make a fresh start after leaving the Forces, arrange home or hospital visits and much more.

For more information about seeking support from the Legion, to join the Salford Priors Branch or simply to offer to help with the annual Poppy Collection, please contact the Branch Secretary, Iain Ballantyne at 4 Ban Brook Copse, Salford Priors, WR11 8GW (telephone: 01789 778334, email: SalfordPriors.Secretary@RBL.Community). The Legion’s main website can be found at (external link) and Membership is open to everyone with an interest in supporting the Royal British Legion, it is not restricted to ex-Service personnel.

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