GRCL’s Mick Walsh Signs Up For Charity Walk to Celebrate 100 years for the Battle of the Somme
Global Rail Construction’s Head of Resourcing Mick Walsh, will be supporting The Hundred Days Offensive between 10th – 14th October 2018, to commemorate the Centenary of the First World War, whilst helping to support the soldiers and veterans of today.
He will be taking part in the Frontline Walk – a 100km trek across the battlefields of WWI, which will be a physically and emotionally tough challenge, as he follows in the footsteps of those who fought so bravely 100 years ago.
In his research of the event, it led Mick on a personal discovery to locate the details of his Great Grandfather, Edward Bentley, who bravely fought and succumbed on 9th July 2016, which makes this event even more poignant for Mick and his family.
Supporting good causes is part Mick’s DNA. His great work over the years has raised funds for a number of charities, from hosting the home coming ball for the Royal Marines to supporting the ex-Forces back into work.
We caught up with Mick, who had this to say:
“I want to thank Marco and all the team at GRCL for their support. This one is very personal to me and will be a truly humbling experience. I will be posting regularly on my Facebook feed and invite you all to follow me on my walk, so that we can experience the ups and the downs together. Sponsorship would be gratefully received and even the soles of my shoes can also be sponsored!”
Mick will be doing it all for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, the National Charity of the British Army, who support soldiers, veterans and their families when they need it most.