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The Legion's first Run2Remember proves a runaway success

Posted: Nov 14, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: Admin


Over 500 runners took part in the Legion’s first Run2Remember at Lydiard Park, Royal Wootton Bassett last weekend.

Legion runners

Direct Marketing Campaign Manager Nicola Hall was the driving force behind the event, which was kicked off by the Military Wives Choir (above) on Saturday 10 November.

“Run2Remember was designed for people of all ages, so they could run, jog, walk or march either 11km or 1.1km and raise essential funds to support the Legion,” Nicola says.  “We had teams of current Service personnel, veterans, their friends and families, local schools and other Legion supporters taking part.” 

One of the Legion’s beneficiaries, Aron Shelton, led the runners.  Aron had his left leg amputated after the vehicle he was travelling in hit a roadside bomb in Afghanistan and the Legion supported him through his successful Disability Living Allowance claim.

“Aron said he had a brilliant weekend and would love to come back next year,” Nicola says. “As well as the amazing runners we had a fantastic team of helpers who pulled off a truly wonderful event.  The Military Wives Choir were very pleased to be part of it and the winner was on cloud nine when I spoke to him afterwards!  We’ve had fantastic feedback, hopefully raised around £36k, and can’t wait to do it again next year.”