Project 65, Please be generous!

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Project 65 has been created to honour D-Day Veterans in particular the men who took part in the Coup de Main operation to capture the bridges over the Caen Canal and River Orne in the first combat operation of D-Day 65 years ago. The bridges are nowadays known as Pegasus and Horsa Bridges. A team of over 200 sponsored runners will leave Tarrant Rushton Airfield on June 4th 2009 and run 65 miles to arrive at Pegasus Bridge to celebrate and commemorate the 65th Anniversary of D-Day on June 6th 2009. This ultra-run is titled the 'RUN TO PEGASUS'

A new military charity, Project 65 aims to raise £500,000, a small proportion of which will be used to erect a simple but lasting memorial to the men of the Coup de Main force and those directly associated with the operation 65 years ago. The memorial will be erected directly in front of the original bridge within the grounds of the Memorial Pegasus Museum.

The remainder of the money raised will be split between the following service charities:

The Royal British Legion
BLESMA
St Dunstan’s
RAF Benevolent Fund
Army Benevolent Fund
Help for Heroes
These service charities are critical in continuing the requisite help and care to disabled and wounded men and women of today’s Armed Forces.

The Chief of the General Staff, General Sir Richard Dannatt has agreed to unveil the new memorial on 6th June 2009, in commemoration of the soldiers of the Coup De Main operation.

Two very brave runners from my little town are taking on this big challenge for the benefit of all needy servicemen and families.

Please respond generously by making a donation to:
www.justgiving.com/davidrowe2

Thanks on their behalf,
hornpipe
 

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