Counting down the days – Ben’s Imperial March 2

Wightfibre are proud to be supporting Ben’s Imperial March 2

Today marks just 20 days until Ben Allen and his support team leave on their second charity Imperial March – this time all the way to the Eiffel Tower in Paris. T-shirts have been designed, ferries booked and Ben’s Storm trooper armour is nearly ready.

In 2016, Ben Allen and his support team, Simon Cherry and Matthew Mew, walked from the Isle of Wight to London to raise money for the Joe Ellis Trust. After a year’s break, Ben and his team are back and this time they are raising money for Layla’s Trust, for which they hope to reach this year’s target of £4000.

Ben will once again be completing the incredibly difficult feat in his Stormtrooper armour, which is being made for him by Ross Walmsley of RWA Creations. Last time Ben attracted a lot of attention en-route from the public and even a few celebrities, so we hope to see some familiar faces again this year!

Ben has said:

“We are starting from Cowes, Isle of Wight, we’ll walk to Ryde, before crossing the Solent to Portsmouth where we will then board a cross channel ferry. Once in Le Havre we’ll walk along the Seine River to Paris. We will be walking approximately 230km over 7 days to reach the Eiffel Tower at 3pm on May 6th 2018.”

We’ll have more news from Ben as he gets ready to set-off, in the meantime you can donate and follow his training and preparation. Good luck Ben, May the Force Be With You!