24 Fabulous local chaps will be riding vintage bicycles worth £25 or less from The Pink Pub in Bognor Regis to Pegasus Bridge in Normandy, France from the 3rd - 6th June 2019 dressed in Home Guard outfits (think of Dads Army). Theywill be arriving on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day to commemorate and show their respect to of all those men and women who bravely risked or laid down their lives in service to our country to give us our freedom. We will not forget them.
The ride is in aid of two fantastic causes:
All Call Signs (ACS) - These guys are a relatively new entity established in 2018 after the tragic loss of a dear friend and hero Danny Johnston. Danny was an experienced soldier, serving his country for many years as part of The Tigers - the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment (PWRR). He had a distinguished career which saw him serve as part of the Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR), a special forces unit assisting the SAS and SBS providing critical intelligence behind enemy lines. Unfortunately Danny lost his life as a result of not receiving the support he needed.
All Call Signs was formed to stop tragedies like this happening. It is a peer-to-peer chat service giving those who feel they need to communicate and discuss personal issues someone to talk to. Those who volunteer and provide support are all ex-servicemen and women who genuinely care about the wellbeing of their fellow comrades. They truly understand the real stresses and struggles military personnel and veterans may be going through and will LISTEN!
The goal of All Call Signs is to use technology and the power of the community to improve the lives of service personnel and veterans. The charity hopes to reduce the number of self-harm incidents and suicides in the military community and create a happier, healthier life for individuals suffering with mental health issues like PTSD, depression and anxiety.
Lets do all we can to save those real heroes who really need support after what they have been through!
Last Night A DJ Saved My Life (LNADJ) - A recognised charity founded in January 2010, creating fundraising events and initiatives for the electronic music industry and beyond to raise money and support children in crisis around the world.
In order to support mental health LNADJ will be assisting us to raise money for this cause. 90% of all money raised will be forwarded to All Call Signs as a charitable grant to assist them in growing their great cause.
10% of the funds raised will be used by LNADJ to support their great charity and to create wells in Africa in memory of and dedicated to Danny as a lasting legacy. We believe this is a fantastic partnership and the support from all of those involved, the drive to save lives is truly heart touching.
We would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for any support. Every donation makes a huge difference in helping the brave people who served their country and risked their lives for us.
As a group, we have successfully completed a number of charity rides with great success, raising over £150,000 for good causes and helping to change lives. This cause means a lot to all of us personally and we will do all we can to support All Call Signs and our military (serving and veterans).
If you would like to donate please go to https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/Pink-Pub-To-Pegasus-Bridge or alternatively please drop a few coins in the donation pots at Reception.