The first two Help the Heroes 4×4 Rallies of 2010 and 2011 have raised a massive £310,000, which means that the 2012 event will be going ahead, and aiming to top both previous events. The rally follows the path and tells the story of the Allied Invasion through Europe. The Allied Forces landed in France early on D-Day morning – 6th June 1944. The Help for Heroes 4×4 European Rally 2012 will retrace much of that route.

This event will start from Littlecote House Hotel, Wiltshire on 16th June 2012. It will be a 2000 mile adventure through Europe over a 12 day period. We anticipate that this non-speed touring assembly will again be fully subscribed with 45 vehicles crewed by serving and ex-military personnel, as well as civilians and families with children. It will be part military history tour, some fun activities, part off-road driving and part club-type social, open to road-legal 4×4 vehicles. The goal for this coming year is £160,000.

Help the Heroes acknowledges the support of the AA, Brittany Ferries, Cambrian Fuel card Services, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, DFDS Seaways, Domino’s Pizza, FwdFwd Off Road Centre, Land Rover, Marshal Military Sales, Skytag GPS Traking, Terberg DTS UK and Warner Leisure Hotels. If you want to learn more, and want to contribute to this valued cause, go to

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