Afghanistan veteran with medals and child
7 July 2014

Day eight of the rally: Zurich to Luxembourg

Keep track of our Rally for Heroes driving challenge team and their progress through Europe with driver Jim's daily blog.

Day eight of the rally: Zurich to Luxembourg- SSAFA

By Jim Morrison

Jim is co-driver in SSAFA's car for our Rally for Heroes 2014 charity challenge. In his day job, he looks after fundraising for SSAFA in Wales and the West of England.

We left the beautiful lakeside in Zurich and headed for France and our destination of Luxembourg. The SSAFA wagon fitted into a three car pod with an Aston Martin and a Volvo C30 as we pootled north along the long flat plains of France. At our first stop we met a group of UK bikers who had also been in the Swiss Alps. After chatting for a while they all put their hands in their pockets and gave money towards our challenge. Everywhere we've been across Europe this has been the case, from families on the ferry to Germans at Eagles Nest and Israelis in Prague town square.

Before arriving at the hotel we visited the National Military Museum just outside Luxembourg. I would encourage anyone visiting this region to pay this museum a visit. The Dioramas have been worked out to precise detail giving a very realistic interpretation of the Battle of the Bulge.

From there we dropped our kit off at the hotel and were arranged in car formation by the Luxembourg police, before being escorted to the British Ambassadors residence for a barbecue in the garden. We would like to thank the local scouts, ambassadorial staff and local police for their help and making a wonderful evening.

To show your support for Jim and his co-driver Private Jamie Hull - and for SSAFA - text ‘JRFH75 £5’ to 70070 and donate £5 or visit their fundraising page.