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King's Lynn serviceman joins Long Walk Home for First World War centenary


By Lynn News Reporter


Louis Blackwell, who is taking part in the Long Walk Home ahead of Remembrance Sunday (5286639)
Louis Blackwell, who is taking part in the Long Walk Home ahead of Remembrance Sunday (5286639)

A serviceman from Lynn has begun a 100 mile fundraising walk to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Louis Blackwell, pictured above, is one of 100 current and former military personnel who are taking part in The Long Walk Home from the Menin Gate in Ypres to the Cenotaph in London.

The party, which aims to complete the route in just four days and arrive in the capital ahead of the national commemoration event on Sunday, is raising funds for the Haig Housing Trust.

Originally formed to help meet the needs of soldiers returning from the First World War, the organisation now works to provide homes at affordable rents to the ex-service community and providing tailored housing solutions to severely wounded and disabled veterans.

Louis, who serves in the Royal Navy, said: “I am proud to have been selected to be one of the walkers for the Long Walk Home.

I am walking for those who came home and those who didn’t.”

Anyone who would like to donate to the cause can do so online via https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LouisBlackwell .



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