It’ll not be a surprise that we are visiting Downton during the Hero JOGLE Relay. The village actually has two memorials, and we are paying our respects at the Memorial Hall.
The Downton Memorial Hall was built in 1840, on land donated by the then Lord Radnor, not as a village hall but as a public school for boys. It became a Public Hall in 1896, when the current primary school in Gravel Close was built, and renamed the Memorial Hall after the Great War. The two storey new extension, housing the pre-school on the ground floor and two state of the art meeting rooms upstairs, was completed in November 2018. The whole building was renamed The Downton Memorial Centre. (extract from memorial centre)
Within Wiltshire Help for Heroes has reached approximately 1,400 veterans of all ages and from all conflicts. Your donations to one of our riders or to the ride in general at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Hero-JOGLE-Relay will boost the much needed efforts of Help for Heroes to continue supporting veterans who have become injured or ill as a result of service, and reach those who need help, but have yet to find them.
In total they have supported over 26,500 beneficiaries.