The Royal Star & Garter Battlefield Trek
Guest WW1 Centenary Blog Post by Battlefield Guide Mark Banning
The Royal Star & Garter Homes provide excellent nursing and care within a friendly, supportive environment for those who have served their country in the Armed Forces but now need specialist nursing care.
They understand that having hope and purpose in life is important to everyone, so they do their utmost to enable the people who choose to live with them to be as independent as possible and live life to the full. With this in mind, everyone who lives in their homes enjoys superb facilities, brilliant therapeutic care as well access to an extensive programme of activities and outings.
They recognise that the nation owes a great debt to veterans and their families, and they pride themselves in providing the level of care, friendship and respect they deserve. They also encourage and maintain strong military links because they know this is incredibly important to many within the ex-Service community.
To this end, and to commemorate the Centenary of the Great War, the Royal Star & Garter Home are organising a Trek around some of the most evocative parts of the Ypres Salient, the Sacred Ground of the British and Commonwealth Forces from 1914, during four long years of slog, hardship, endurance and sacrifice. Monies raised from your sponsorship will go towards providing the care that is need for these veterans.
Numbers for the Trek are limited to 20 people, with guides on hand to explain the events that occurred at key points on each day’s walk.
This is an ideal opportunity to give something back to those who served and to experience parts of the most iconic battlefields of the Great War through sponsorship of your walk.
Further details, including how to sign up for this Trek can be found via the website: www.starandgarter.org