richard-john-frontline-walk-2Countrymen Richard Walton & John Cavana recently walked 100 km in three days in memory of those Field Sport enthusiasts and employees who served in the Great War along the frontline of the Somme.

Richard wrote ahead of the challenge: “The walk is to commemorate the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme and support the soldiers of today. I am Marching with The Soldiers’ Charity on the Frontline Walk.

The Soldiers’ Charity Frontline Walk will provide a unique and poignant challenge walking along 100km of the Western Front, starting at the Lochnagar Crater, created by an explosion at 07:28 on the 1st July 1916 – signalling the start of the Battle of the Somme. The Walk finishes at the Menin Gate with the Ceremony of the Last Post. I am walking in memory of those Field Sports Employees; Hunt staff, Game keepers, and Gillies plus the many Field Sport enthusiasts who were injured or gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country. 100 years on we still remember them. ”

Having finished the walk Richard says “thank you to everyone who kindly donated – for those who wish to you still can  www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Richard-Walton8

To date Richard is happy to report that the group have collected £180,000 for the ABF

Photographs courtesy of Ed Smith Photography.