D-Day 44 Challenge


The D-Day 44 Challenge commemorates the 1944 Allied invasion of occupied France. The event allows us to appreciate fully the sacrifices made by our forefathers as well as current servicemen who have bravely fought to protect our way of life.

The co-founders of the D-Day 44 Run, Giles Barnes (civilian) and the late Michael McErlain (military,) hoped to have as many participants as possible each year, supporting the charity Blesma. Sadly, Lt Col Mike McErlain died while running the Normandy Beaches on the 6th June 2013, but the event returns in 2017 as the D-Day 44 Challenge with the blessing of Mike’s widow, Jo, and is now supporting the charities Combat Stress and Blind Veterans UK as well as BLESMA.

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Total donations: £1,100.00



£220.00 (+ £55.00 giftaid)

A great days walk. Sorry about the delay - spinning plates then off the radar!!

Fiona McIntosh



Great event. Feet have almost recovered




Great to take part at a special event, on a special day at a special place. (And many thanks to Jo for the support)

Louisa Leader


£200.00 (+ £50.00 giftaid)



£250.00 (+ £62.50 giftaid)

Great walk for v worthwhile charities. One could really feel the unique past history on the beaches.



£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)

Good luck Steve!



£10.00 (+ £2.50 giftaid)



The amount raised above includes the total raised on linked pages where there is a common charity. To see what the charities which this 'Someone special' page supports have each raised from direct donations, see the charity totals below.


Blesma The Limbless Veterans
Total raised: £374.00

Today, Blesma, The Limbless Veterans is one of only around ten charities that still exist from the 18,000 that were born out of the First World War. Our mission is to assist limbless veterans to lead independent and fulfilling lives. Blesma is de...

Combat Stress
Total raised: £363.00

Combat Stress is the UK’s leading mental health charity for veterans, providing free specialist clinical treatment and welfare support to ex-servicemen and women across the UK with mental health conditions. We have 6,000 veterans registered wit...

Blind Veterans UK
Total raised: £363.00

Since 1915, St Dunstans has brought hope and inspiration to generations of ex-Service men and women who have served their country and become blind. St Dunstans training, care and continued support has helped thousands of visually impaired people...

Harriet Drouin

Total raised:
£466.00 (excl Gift Aid)

Steven Green

Total raised:
£1000.00 (excl Gift Aid)


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