Fundraising and Sponsorship Opportunities


Would like to sponsor a veteran and carer/companion to attend one of our forthcoming events - helping toward ticket prices, travel costs and accommodation?

Or, if you are feeling more energetic, you may wish to fundraise yourself.  Why not challenge yourself to follow ‘In the Footsteps of 47 Commando’ - and join our walks  in Normandy, France and Walcheren, Holland every year - see more below.

In fact, if you would like to help in any way with fundraising or sponsorship, please contact secretary@47charity.org.

Upcoming Events


6th June 2019: 75th ANNIVERSARY WALK - ‘In The Footsteps of 47 Commando’, Normandy, France

Everyone is welcome to join the Association, Royal Marines and friends on a 13m (22km) walk through the beautiful Normandy countryside - retracing 47 Commando’s D-Day route behind enemy lines from Asnelles (Gold Beach) to Port en Bessin . We will be telling the story (in English and French) of the heroic mission to capture the Port and to link up with US Forces from Omaha Beach.  We walk at a gentle pace and have plenty of breaks, including a picnic lunch (bring your own) along the way - you don’t need to be a Commando!
If interested in taking part and/or fundraising contact ken.cowdery@47charity.org.


7th June 2019:  75th Anniversary Commemoration of the Liberation of  Port En Bessin, Normandy, France

Join veterans, Royal Marines and the British and French community at the commemorative service to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Port En Bessin, Normandy, France. All are welcome.  To find out more, contact secretary@47charity.org or visit www.47commando.org.uk


(tbc) 2nd September 2018: Commemoration of the Liberation of  Fecamps, Normandy, France - 75th anniversary

Join veterans, Royal Marines and the British and French community at the commemorative service to mark the anniversary of the liberation of Fecamps, Normandy, France as well as to visit the grave of Major DH Walton MM who was tragically killed by a landmine shortly after the liberation.  All are welcome.  To find out more, contact secretary@47charity.org or visit www.47commando.org.uk.


1st November 2019: 75th Anniversary Commemoration of the Liberation of Walcheren, Netherlands

Join veterans, Royal Marines and the British and Dutch community on the anniversary of the liberation of the landings at Westkapelle on the island of Walcheren, Netherlands.  All are welcome. To find out more, contact secretary@47charity.org or visit www.47commando.org.uk.


(date tbc) November 2019: Walk - ‘Rushing to Flushing - In The Footsteps of 47 Cdo’, Walcheren, Netherlands

Join a company of Dutch, Belgian and British supporters of 47 Royal Marine Commando Association to walk alongside 15km of sand dunes between Westkapelle and Vlissingen - the route taken by the Commando in the battle to free the island and the waterways leading to Antwerp.  We will be telling the story of the mission, the route of the Commando’s landing and actions between 1st and 3rd November 1944 and the friendships formed with our veterans, our supporters  and the wonderful Dutch communities of Walcheren.  If you are interested in joining the "yomp" or fundriaisng contact Paddy O'Connell  at p.oc@me.com

[tbc] 31st January 2020: 75th Anniversary Commemoration at Kapelsche Veer Memorial, Netherlands
The capture of Kapelsche Veer in a cold winter of January 1945  proved to be a significant challenge for Polish, British and Canadian forces alike.  Join the Dutch community and delegations from Britain, Poland and Canada  at the commemorative service to mark unveil the memorial and to commemorate the 75th anniversary of this little known but costly battle.   To find out more, contact Geof Haywood at 47 Royal Marine Commando Association.

15th/16th March 2019:  ‘Mountbatten Festival Of Music’ Royal Albert Hall, London
Join the Association and friends at the annual Mountbatten Festival of Music featuring the Massed Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines.  


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