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Riding for Robbie

Posted on May 27 2014 at 12:02:17

The group of friends

A group of Bromsgrove lads have decided to cycle from London to Paris in memory of their soldier friend.

Private Robert Laws was just 18 when he was killed in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, on July 4, 2009. 

To mark the fifth anniversary of his death, 15 of his closest pals – who all attended South Bromsgrove High School with Robbie – have organised the charity bike ride to raise money for Help for Heroes.

The challenge, dubbed the “Tour De Laws”, will begin on July 2, with a route of 200 miles spread over three days. Training is well underway, with most group members riding three to four times a week.

“The idea originated when a few of us were discussing memories of school life with Robbie,” says Matt Collins (above far left with the group and Robbie’s mother Wendy).

“As it’s the fifth anniversary of Rob’s death, and 100 years since the start of the First World War, we thought it would be fitting to support a charity associated so closely with the military and those directly affected by conflict.”

All donations are greatly appreciated, so if you would like to support the lads, please visit http://www.justgiving.com/RobbieLawsLondon2Paris

If you can help their cause in any other way, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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