19th, 20th and 21st May 2017 Haworth, Yorkshire. Haworth’s spectacular 1940’s weekend, which to date has raised almost £100,000 for charity, has announced that Pilgrim Bandits Charity, the charity formed by special forces veterans to challenge injured service personnel from modern day conflicts is to receive funds raised from next year’s event.
Nikki Milner, Event Manager said “Pilgrim Bandits had a stand with us this year and we were all amazed by the energy and drive they brought to the event. It was not a charity I knew of but after researching the work they do with our severely injured and veterans and how they work to inspire underprivileged young people it’s an ideal fit. Working with SSAFA, which will have a stand during next year’s event, over recent years has been wonderful but the committee and I felt it was time to extend our support to an alternative military charity.”
www.haworth1940sweekend.co.uk attracts over 25,000 visitors a day throughout the weekend event. Visitors are encouraged to arrive in 1940s costume reflecting life in Yorkshire from the 1940’s. Each year the event has developed a war time theme. During 2016 the weekend focused on the strategic importance of the Airborne Forces. During 2017 the theme will draw on the contribution made by the Special Forces. 2016/17 coincides with 75th anniversary of the formation of the first Special Forces.
Roberta Winterton, Pilgrim Bandits Area Manager for Northern England explains “This is an amazing chance for Pilgrim Bandits. We will be bringing our entire charity community to make the most of the weekend both in terms of raising awareness and funds for the work we do but it also affords us a rare and valuable opportunity for all of us to work together on what is a compelling national event. We can’t thank the committee and Nikki enough for such a wonderful opportunity.”

www.haworth1940sweekend.co.uk www.pilgrimbandits.org
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