David Hopps

The Frontline Walk 2021

I'm fundraising for the Army Benevolent Fund

I'm taking part in the Frontline Walk - a 100km trek to commemorate the sacrifices made by those who fought for our freedom whilst helping to support the soldiers and veterans of today.

It will be a physically and emotionally tough challenge, but I'm doing it all for a great cause: ABF The Soldiers' Charity, the National Charity of the British Army. They support soldiers, veterans and their families when they need it most.

Please cheer me on by making a donation towards my target - I'll be forever grateful!

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Thank you to my Sponsors


Andrew Mccord

David, good luck with the walk. The amount chosen is deliberate; a combination of numbers from units where you start your walk and a location you should pass through on it. Historical trivia as always. Andrew


David Hopps


Marion Maureen Hopps



Nick Knight

Good Luck David ! Excellent effort for this charity - Have a great trip and don't forget the spare socks !!


Jamie Murray

Great cause, well done for supporting. I hope, for your sake, that the French will have opened the hostelries to ensure that the ravening thirst you are bound to work up can be slaked en route... Have a nice walk! and say hi to Arlette at Cafe Gondree from the Army Air Corps - it was the Glider Pilot Regt that crash landed across from her place with the famous Maj John Howard on board - and we took the senior command cadre there each year to walk the ground.


Sally Freer

Hello David - I think that this might be a rather special walk given the emotional resonance of actually seeing the overwhelming spread of all those crosses at each of your stopping points. Very special - Sally


Richard Pakenham-walsh

Very well done David, best of luck with the walk!


Terence Webb

HI David, all the best for this. Just a minor point, 82 US AB Div landed and took St Mere Eglise not 101. I am now a professional Battlefield Guide, if you need one please contact me.


Nigel Pye


Nick Cox

Go David and if you can do the walk with a parrot on your shoulder with picture there is another £50 in it for you and your charity.


Peter Walsh

Get those training miles in Mr H; you'll smash it!


Ian Mackenzie

Good luck David. Sue has done this two or three times. Has to be a future biking opportunity! Ian


Sarah, Alex, Oscar & Evelyn X

Good luck!! We'll be rooting for you! X


Maximo Hucklesby

Best of luck David. Hope you have a smashing trip.


Frank Bilotta


Malcolm Rogerson

await pictures in due course


Russell Abson


Denise Hopps

Very proud of you David!! A very worthwhile charity and I know one you feel passionate about!! Xxxx


Steve Harper

Good luck Dave, my knees are hurting just thinking about it..!


Sandy Dickie

Hi David, all the best on completion of your walk. Stay safe.



Well done Dad and great cause!


Mark Lynden

Good luck and I hope the weather is favourable. Stay off the wine in the evenings.


Phil Scriven

Those trotters will be even more stumpy after this!!! A great cause. Good luck and I hope you enjoy every minute.


James Batchelor-wylam

May the sun shine and the boots fit well.


Peter King

Good luck Dave, see you at the reunion. Regards Pete


Val Herbert

Go for it David!


Andrew & Sarah Bryce

Good luck David.


Chris Warnes

Great Effort Old Chap!! I have no doubt you will romp home with a sizeable donation to a very worthy cause.


Eddie Ball

Best Wishes and Good Luck!



Good Luck David


Margaret Giles

Hi David, This should help keep the Evans "beer belly" at bay .....All the best. Aunt Margaret


George Ferguson

Great event to do David, I pray your knees hold out!!! Stay safe.


Olly Pitt

Good Luck - Regard Olly


Richard Eccles

Well Done David