COUNTRYSPORTS PRIDE & PASSION WALKERS RAISE £16,000 FOR ABF
Five members of the fieldsports community raised £16,000 for the Army Benevolent Fund (ABF) after taking part in the 2018 Frontline Walk in October to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.
Walking 100km under the Countrysports Pride & Passion name in memory of fellow fieldsports enthusiasts and employees who served their country during the conflict were John Cavana, a gundog trainer and grouse moor ambassador; Victoria Goodall, a falconer; Chris Green, the “Cornish Countryman”; Shane Robinson, a game shooter and wildfowler; and Richard Walton, who follows hunts in south west England.
“Country sports are all about community and friendship and to have the opportunity to reflect on the service of those who came before us and raise funds for those who serve our nation today has been a humbling experience and a great honour. The support and generosity of the rural community towards the Frontline Walk has been incredible,” said Richard Walton.
The walk started at Lochnagar Crater in La Boiselle, France and finished at the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium, with the Ceremony of the Last Post. As a mark of respect the team wore countryside clothing and kit for the duration of the walk.