05/10/2017

Orangemen To Walk Along The Western Front

A number of Orangemen are planning to walk 130km along the Western Front to remember those who died in WWI.

They plan to raise money for charity to mark the centenary at the end of the First World War next year.

Brethren from No Surrender LOL 20 and the surrounding district will travel from the Thiepval Memorial in France to the Menin Gate in Belgium.

Sixteen participants aim to complete their historic journey over the course of four days next May.
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Proceeds from the commemorative walk will go towards both the children's cancer unit in the Royal Hospital and Cure4cam, aiding the local family of Cameron Truesdale (12) in their bid to raise money to travel to Mexico to receive treatment for a brain tumour.

Lodge secretary Stuart Magill said: "As we walk members will be passing dozens if not hundreds of memorials and cemeteries. Some of these will have the names of men associated with our lodge and Banbridge District. At all of these stops we plan to lay wreaths."

To make a donation, visit the JustGiving website, searching for walk of remembrance.

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