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Briggs Defence gears up

Briggs Defence gears up


10 Aug, 2018

After sponsoring a team in Rally for Heroes back in 2016, Briggs Defence has stepped up its support for the charity fundraiser and is a main sponsor of this year's event, which is aiming to bring in £150,000 for SSAFA.

Rally for Heroes takes place from 2-11 August, when the cars will set off from Horse Guards Parade in London. Taking in some of Europeís most picturesque scenery, the 50 teams participating in the fully subscribed event will follow a set route through ten countries.

Gary Clements of Briggs Defence says: 'Rally for Heroes is SSAFA's biggest single fundraiser, and as an event and team sponsor for this yearís rally we're delighted to support the Armed Forces charityís wonderful work in support of serving and veteran military personnel.'

Every five miles of the Rally represents the life of a Service man or woman who has died in combat since the start of the Afghanistan conflict. This is especially important for SSAFA, which provides specialist support to hundreds of bereaved and injured Service families affected by recent conflicts, including Afghanistan.

On the first day the teams will cross the Channel to France and then make their way to Switzerland, heading through mountain passes to Italy. Day four is the drive south to Venice before the cars turn east into Slovenia – a first for Rally for Heroes – and then head south along the coastal roads of Croatia. The route for day six is Croatia to Bosnia, after which the teams drive north through Austria to Germany. Day nine will see the teams make their way along the autobahns to Luxembourg before embarking on the final leg to the finish back in the UK.

Since its inception in 2010, Rally for Heroes has raised in excess of £384,000 for British military charities, including Help for Heroes, The Royal British Legion and SSAFA.

Anyone interested in sponsoring the Briggs Defence team can donate here:

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