11 NOV 2014

Helen Grant MP supports Help for Heroes at Asda Living on Remembrance Sunday

Maidstone, Kent 09-11-14; 200 miles in two days – that was the target Help for Heroes fundraisers set themselves for their Big Battlefield Bike Ride last weekend. Helen Grant MP went along to offer her support after attending the Maidstone Remembrance Day service at the war memorial.

No stranger to the nearby venue at Asda Living in St Peter Street, Helen learned the event was taking place on Sunday during her regular drop-in surgery there last Friday.

Organiser Nick Thomas is a former member of the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment which has a long, distinguished history, having been involved in virtually every theatre of war since the Battle of Tangier in 1662. It is the most decorated of all British Army regiments, with 57 Victoria Crosses. Joining Nick were Michael Head, a former Royal Engineer, and their friend Neil Herbert.

Helen said:

'Remembrance Sunday was a fitting opportunity to support Nick's Help for Heroes campaign and I was delighted to have the chance to meet the crew. I hope they meet their eventual target of £7500 and they've made a great start with almost £1100 already in the kitty.'

The 200 miles took 11 hours to complete and represents the journey between Normandy and London via the D-Day beaches. Further donations can be made online to http://www.bmycharity.com/nmnbikeride

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