Victory Walk 2017-18
Commander Jane Allen is tackling a major fundraising effort by trekking, non-stop, around the coastline of the United Kingdom after having retired from the Royal Navy reserve.
Retirement is meant to be a time to kick back, relax and live a carefree life – unless, that is, you are Commander Jane Allen. She is spending the first year of her retirement taking on the challenge, which will see her notching up more than 5,500 miles on foot. Called the Victory Walk, Cdr Allen's aim is to raise cash for a good cause close to her heart, the Royal Navy Royal Marines Charity and Women's Royal Naval Service Benevolent Trust. But she won't be doing it alone. Walking with her every step of the way is her husband – and retired Royal Marine – Frank.
Royal Hospital School were delighted to support Cdr Allen back in February by offering a hot shower and secure overnight parking. Walking from Harwich to RHS she had originally planned to stay longer at the school, visit the Heritage Centre and learn about our naval connections but time was against her so she has promised to return after her trek. After battling some unseasonable weather Cdr Allen is now on her way to King's Lynn in Norfolk after passing through Sheringham marking an incredible 900 miles completed.
If you'd like to support her as she undertakes this mammoth challenge you can keep updated on her progress via her Facebook page where you can also find out how to donate.