What is the itinerary of The Frontline Walk: The Western Front?
The Frontline Walk takes place over 5 days. We meet in London on day 1, Wednesday 11th October, and return to London on day 5, Sunday 15th October. The actual walking takes place over days 2-4.
The itinerary can be found on the 'route' tab above.
What route will we walk?
The exact route varies each year and will be released closer to the Walk. You can see the route outline by clicking on the specific tab above.
How far will we walk each day?
This depends on the route, but we will walk an average of 33km a day. The first two days of walking are usually further than the last day.
Where do we meet?
We meet in Wellington Barracks early on the morning of day 1, Wednesday 11th October 2023.
The exact meeting time will be confirmed closer to the event, but please be aware it will be very early and if you do not live close to London you may wish to book a hotel the night before.
Where do we return to?
We will return to Wellington Barracks on day 5, Sunday 15th October 2023.
What are the timings of the Walk?
Meeting times for Wellington Barracks will be confirmed closer to the date, but we will depart very early in the morning of the first day and return in late afternoon of the fifth day.
Specific timings for each walking day will be confirmed on The Frontline Walk, as they are subject to change dependent on weather. However we can confirm it will be an early start each day.
What is included in the cost?
Your minimum sponsorship target, of £1,250, covers your transport (from London), accommodation and meals from lunch on day 1 to breakfast on day 5, water on trekking days, snacks, medical support and a charity t-shirt.
Is there an age restriction?
The minimum age is 18 for the Frontline Walk. There is no upper age limit, but if you are over 65 at the start of the Walk you will need a doctor’s note from your GP confirming you are fit and healthy and there is no medical reason that you should not take part in the Walk.
What is the fundraising target and when is it due?
The total fundraising target is £1,250 and the deadline is the 31st December 2023.
You must have raised £700 of this by the 31st July 2023 to confirm your spot on the event.
Why do I need to have raised £700 by the 31st July?
The Soldiers’ Charity covers your travel, accommodation and food, plus other expenses such as medical cover and support staff. We ask you to have raised £700 by the 31st July to ensure these costs are covered.
What happens if I do not reach £700 by the 31st July?
Unfortunately, you will not be able to take part.
Why has the minimum fundraising target increased?
Due to rising costs both in the UK and in France, we have no choice but to increase the fundraising target to cover the charity's costs. The £700 covers travel, accommodation and food, plus other expenses such as medical cover and support staff.
What happens if I do not reach the minimum sponsorship target?
We will do everything we can to help you raise the minimum sponsorship but failure to do so may prevent you from taking part in future events for The Soldiers’ Charity.
Is Gift Aid included in my sponsorship target?
Gift Aid is not included in minimum sponsorship targets.
Can we fundraise jointly as a team?
Yes, absolutely – it can make your fundraising target easier to meet if you fundraise together. You can even have a team fundraising page. Just remember that the sponsorship target is per person, so if your individual target is £1,250 and you fundraise as a pair, you’ll need to raise £2,500 together.
How do I apply for matched funding from my employer?
Many companies will match up to 100% of the donations you collect. Each company has a different policy and so please contact your HR or CSR teams to find out more.
Can you supply Charity materials to help with fundraising?
Yes, simply e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a list of available materials. Unfortunately we cannot provide an exhaustive list due to stock level changes.
If you still have any questions, please contact the event coordinator, Claire, on email@example.com.