SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity’s flagship event, the 13 Bridges Challenge, happening on Armed Forces Day (29 June), sees participants walk past iconic London sights including Tower Bridge and London Bridge, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Palace, Globe Theatre, and many more, on the 10 mile walk which criss-crosses the beautiful river Thames.
The event is sponsored by engineering experts, Allan Webb, who are also holders of a coveted Armed Forces Covenant Gold Award for their support to the British Armed Forces and veterans, based in Gloucestershire.
Hannah Siddle, Senior Challenge Events Officer, said: “We couldn’t run this event without the support of our corporate sponsors. Allan Webb has enabled us to deliver an even bigger and better 13 Bridges Challenge this year than last, allowing us to raise much-needed funds in 2024.”
The 13 Bridges Challenge is open to all ages and abilities, and the route is entirely wheelchair accessible. The walk is fully guided, with SSAFA team-leaders looking after participants every step of the way.
Andy Lloyd, Managing Director of Allan Webb Ltd, said: “As a company we recognise the significant contribution and sacrifice that serving members of the Armed Forces and veterans have made, and importantly, the support that both they and their families may require because of this. We have always admired the work that SSAFA-funded services support.”
If you would like to take part, sign up here.