Military charities to benefit from Yuletide Yomp

SERVING and retired military personnel walked 13 miles on Saturday as they took part in the annual Yuletide Yomp.

The Yuletide Yomp sets off from Les Rocquettes Hotel with 13 miles of the island’s roads to come. (Picture by Tom Tardif 1292880)
The Yuletide Yomp sets off from Les Rocquettes Hotel with 13 miles of the island’s roads to come. (Picture by Tom Tardif 1292880)

SERVING and retired military personnel walked 13 miles on Saturday as they took part in the annual Yuletide Yomp.

The walk, which is in its fourth year, raised money for Help for Heroes and the Army Benevolent Fund.

Although the collections have yet to be counted, Channel Island Help for Heroes co-ordinator Pete Burtenshaw said it was clear the event had been a success.

‘We have done pretty well,’ he said.

‘I would like to thank the public, who have again been wonderful. We made good time as well despite the weather being pretty bad. Everyone is in high spirits and we have had no casualties.’

Comments for: "Military charities to benefit from Yuletide Yomp"

Peter

I hate to see brave soldiers walking with buckets to raise money for their welfare. The States can give money away to any tin pot ruler that causes poverty but not to Hero’s who give their lives for our freedom. Shame on the States! If all the Deputies and highly paid civil servants donated £500 of their wages on behalf of the Island then one would not see brave soldiers walking with buckets begging.

King Maker

Peter - I think you are missing the point - ranting even! The Yomp is meant as a social gathering to raise funds for a specific cause or number of causes. This has nothing to do with the States or Civil Servants.

Soldiers join up to serve their country - know the risks and then crack on.

King Maker

Well done lads - good effort :-)