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311 Mile Challenge

£500 raised for the British Legion

311 Mile Challenge

1 March 2021

  • Lincolnshire ACF

Lincolnshire Army Cadets from Four Company including Caistor, Louth and Market Rasen detachments have raised £500 for the British Legion Poppy appeal.

Because of COVID-19 regulations cadets were unable to assist with Poppy selling this year, looking for a safe way of helping they came up with the 311 Challenge.

On previous trips to Belgium the cadets have departed from the Gainsborough Detachment, one of the most poignant parts of the trips has always been the ceremony at The Menin Gate, the distance between the two locations is 311 miles.

Each detachment was tasked to travel 311 miles using whatever means they chose.

Four Company Commander Major Webber said “Under these exceptional circumstances the cadets who participated are to be congratulated on such a marvellous achievement. Through their ingenuity and commitment these local young people have ensured that the spirit of Remberance has not been forgotten or beaten by COVID-19”

Special mentions go to Lance Corporal Jack Bultitude from Market Rasen who clocked up 150 miles on his bicycle and Lance Corporal Elspeth Jolly from Caistor who rowed 31.1 miles.

Well done to everyone who took part.