Darren Crook, with two other runners and a support team, undertook an epic 44 mile run along the South Coast of England on 4th June to raise funds for the Spirit of Normandy Trust.  The run was the equivalent of running from Utah Beach to Pegasus Bridge along the Normandy Landing Beaches. As D Day 77 approaches this was a particularly appropriate way to remember the massive sacrifice of so many who took part in D Day and the battle for Normandy and has raised over £7,000 towards supporting the work of the Trust. Well done Darren and the team and a huge thank you from all of us a the Spirit of Normandy Trust and from the veterans we support.,hard%2Dwon%20freedom%20we%20enjoy.

D Day 77

D Day 77 will be a special year for veterans and their families. Whilst it has been impossible for us to go to France as we would wish to do, the new British Normandy Memorial will be formally opened at a ceremony on Sunday 6th June. The event commences at 10.00 am and will be followed by a commemorative ceremony at the National Memorial Arboretum. Both events will be live streamed on the internet and can be found on the British Normandy Memorial website href=””>

If you have been unable to arrange to attend the ceremony in person, you will be able to watch the events on the internet. Keep an eye on TV listings and on news broadcasts during the day (particularly on BBC) as it is unclear at this stage what TV coverage there may be.