17-03-19 we now have only 18 seats available
As you may or may not know the Anglia pilgrimage fund has been raising money to take Normandy veterans back to the battlefields and cemeteries in France for the last 30 years. This next year 2019 will be our final return visit as the age of the remaining veterans now start at 96 and the numbers of veterans are diminishing.
To mark this special, although sad occasion, we are taking 8500 red roses and intend to lay one on each of the graves of the cemeteries that we visit. To assist us with this the Committee have decided to raise funds a second coach entirely for young people from our area. The coach will leave the motel on June 4th travel to Portsmouth for an overnight crossing [recliner chair] to Cairn, then on the 5th of June we will meet up with the veteran’s coach and be laying the roses and visiting points of interest then returning on the overnight ferry and be back at the motel in the afternoon of June 6th.
This will be an unrepeatable opportunity for young people to meet with the remaining veterans on French soil, we propose to offer your youth group 5 places for cadets and 1 place for a member of your staff to join us on this special journey.
We are anticipating that we will have a high interest in this project and ask that you contact us as soon as possible to confirm either an interest or non-interest from your group.
After 1st January 2019 we will offer any untaken seats out to the groups that have confirmed with us so the chance for additional young people from your group may become available, this would be on a first come first served basis
Further information will apear here .
Please remember a valid UK passport and suitable health insurance will be required for everyone traveling from your group.
Please register your interest below.
Update November 24th
We are delighted to update you with the following news, there has been a great deal of interest in the trip and as such we have confirmed a 61 seater coach booking with Coaches of Langtoft who have worked hard to give us a special deal with Britany Ferries. We will be leaving the Motel on June 4th and returning on June 6th , our overnight crossings from Portsmouth to Caen will include a recliner sleeping seat for all members of our group.
We would like each seat to generate a £50 sponsorship from within the group you are with, this can be done with fundraising / sponsorship etc , we are willing to assist you with any fundraising by any means at our disposal [military vehicles - venue etc]. Just get in touch and we will assist you as we really want you to be there at this once in a lifetime historic anniversary meeting with the few remaining vetrerans on the soil where they fought.
Our contact direct to Harold Payne 07530006867
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