Veterans Banger UK Rally 2021

Tue 7th Sept 2021 – Sat 11th Sept 2021

In Aid of

For more information contact Mike Curry bendictsappeal@btinternet.com

Phone 07774154486

If you wish to Donate or purchase the book the details are as follows

  1. Via our Just Giving page here
  2. Direct Bank Transfer (You MUST put your name as a reference)
  3. Via our website at Benedicts Appeal.co.uk
  4. Bank Details Benedicts Appeal Ltd
  5. Barclays Bank Sort Code 20-79-31 A/c No 30134139
  6. Reference “ Dice”
  7. Our accountants will monitor all donations and what each charity will receive at the end

Our Team 059 “Last Throw of the Dice”

Veterans Banger Rally

Many of those veterans taking part in the Banger Rally are doing so not just to raise funds for others but go on a pilgrimage and” bury old ghosts”.

We all have been through difficult times in over the last year and it’s  good to see to see our military once again stepping up to the plate, we know that many of our Military Charities have come under severe restraints in the services they could provide, Combat Stress has had to cut back on its services.

Benedict’s Brother

We have been very fortunate to receive a donation of  the late Tricia Walker’s whose bestseller book Benedict’s Brother which is soon to be filmed. The book is available on this website price £7.00 (including postage). 


 

Benedict’s Appeal would like to record its grateful thanks for the kind support from

HRH the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
HRH Prince Harry for his kind good wishes for the appeal’s success
The support of: The Prime Minister’s Office and
The Cabinet Office;
The Ministry of Defence;
Lord Dannatt GCB,CBE,MC,DL former Chief of the of the General Staff
Air Commodore Nigel Beet, CEO of the Victory Services Club London
The Royal Hospital Chelsea; for our two “escorts”
The Soldiers Sailors and Air Force Families Association (SSAFA);
The Royal British Legion;
The Imperial War Museum;
The Tank Museum
CPI UK for their generous donation and continued help towards this appeal;
The Cadland’s Estate Hampshire

I am often asked why I have spent so much time raising funds for military charities, especially Combat Stress, my brother was a Royal Marine Commando, we were always jibbing each other about the merits of our units but always remained close, he saw.

What motivates me?

I am often asked why I have spent so much time raising funds for military charities, especially Combat Stress, my Brother was a Royal Marine Commando, and we were always jibbing each other about the merits of our units but always remained close

He saw active service in Aden, Cyprus, and Northern Ireland, on my visits home I found a different person reserved one minute, and angry the next, he had begun to drink and his marriage had finally broken down, he then moved away, I had decided to stop communicating with him, thinking he would eventually sort himself out. A year later he was dead, it was only then I learnt that his mental condition was due to PTSD.

I am sorry Brother something in your life had such a terrible effect on you, and we disowned you. I can’t wind the clock back, but for you and all who suffer mental stress I will be there.

And for myself a former Para I have seen many of my comrades succumb to mental health problems as a result of military service.

And for all service people wherever you are, we are with you always.

Mike Curry

I have been associated with all of these military charities for many years, and at this time been aware of the severe effect the pandemic has on their funding, and of course many other charities.

I have recently spent time with serving forces and seen the fantastic support they are providing, at testing centres, marshalling, delivering supplies and the medical teams from all three services in hospitals and inoculation centres.

We shall remember them all.

“Banger Rally” is as the name suggests, is an organised event, bringing together Veterans from all areas of the Armed Forces, that share a common goal of driving a clapped out banger around the UK in a bid to raise funds for charity. The older and more knackered the vehicle, the better. Cover the rust and cracks with stickers and gaffa tape and away we go…


If you wish to Donate the details are as follows

  1. Via our Just Giving page here
  2. Direct Bank Transfer (You MUST put your name as a reference)
  3. Via our website at Benedicts Appeal.co.uk
  4. Bank Details Benedicts Appeal Ltd
  5. Barclays Bank Sort Code 20-79-31 A/c No 30134139
  6. Reference “ Dice”
  7. Our accountants will monitor all donations and what each charity will receive at the end

For more information
Contact Mike email  benedictsappeal@btinternet.com
Or mobile 07774154486

Dates and Route

Monday 6th

Registration day Armed Forces Arboretum Burton Upon Trent


Tuesday 7th

Arboretum to Llandudno


Wednesday 8th

Llandudno to Torquay


Thursday 9th

Torquay to Skegness


Friday 10th

Skegness to Newcastle upon Tyne


Saturday 11th

Newcastle to Blackpool (venue to be confirmed) – arrive between Noon and 5pm for judging, before moving onto our final destination of the RBL at Runcorn for the evening awards ceremony.

The good news our Charity Motorhome is now finished!  it’s just about to get camouflaged!

For more information contact Mike Curry bendictsappeal@btinternet.com

Phone 07774154486

If you wish to Donate or purchase the book the details are as follows

  1. Via our Just Giving page here
  2. Direct Bank Transfer (You MUST put your name as a reference)
  3. Via our website at Benedicts Appeal.co.uk
  4. Bank Details Benedicts Appeal Ltd
  5. Barclays Bank Sort Code 20-79-31 A/c No 30134139
  6. Reference “ Dice”
  7. Our accountants will monitor all donations and what each charity will receive at the end

Should you wish to support this appeal in any other way or for media enquires

Please contact Mike Curry bendictsappeal@btinternet.com

Phone 07774154486

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