Heineken In Union With Charity Walk For Heroes

30th November 2012

Three Royal Navy sailors have enlisted the support of HEINEKEN, the UK’s leading beer and cider business for their latest effort to raise money for Help for Heroes by walking from Twickenham to Cardiff where they will present the match ball for the Wales v England Six Nations fixture next March.

Chief Petty Officers Andy Gibbs, Robert Brown and James Cameron –Wood plan to complete the 172-mile journey between the home of London Welsh RFC and Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium walk over 8 days. The HEINEKEN-sponsored walk will call in at Reading, Hungerford, Cricklade, Gloucester, Ross-on-Wye, Monmouth and Newport before arriving in Cardiff on March 16.

Tim Galligan, Regional Trading Director –HEINEKEN On Trade South, said: “When Andy contacted us through one of our customers, the Union Jack Club, near London Waterloo, we were impressed by the energy and enthusiasm that his ‘Doing it for Heroes’ team have shown to date in raising over £178,000 for Help for Heroes. We are immensely proud of our links with British servicemen and women and our support for rugby union: we are delighted to bring these interests together by sponsoring this walk from the HQ of English rugby to the home of Welsh rugby to raise funds for this incredibly important cause.”

You can follow the build-up and progress of the walk on Twitter @TEAMDIFH or facebook.com/doingitforheroes. Donations can be made at www.bmycharity.com/doingitforheroes.