Log-carrying runners will support Armed Forces

PUBLISHED: 10:27 24 June 2015 | UPDATED: 10:27 24 June 2015

The flag-raising ceremony in Gravesend on Monday ahead of Armed Forces Day

The flag-raising ceremony in Gravesend on Monday ahead of Armed Forces Day


They will be in Gravesend town centre on Saturday

Runners undertaking a gruelling challenge in support of Britain’s Armed Forces will pass through Gravesend on Saturday.

The Pilgrims Bandits will run through the town centre as part of their 10-mile log run – which involves carrying an 85kg log throughout.

The runners will be outside Tesco, in New Road, at about 11.30am, from where they will continue on to the finish in Greenhithe.

Saturday is national Armed Forces Day, an annual event to show support for Britain’s Armed Forces past and present.

Throughout the morning army vehicles will be in the town centre waiting for the runners and collecting donations.

The Pilgrims Bandits charity was set up by a group of Special Forces veterans in 2007, with the aim of using their unique training and experience to help and inspire wounded soldiers to live life to the full. Their mantra is ‘always a little further’.

Town centre manager Graham Long said: “We are delighted to host part of this event and support such a worthy charity, who do a sterling job for our wounded soldiers.”

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