To celebrate Living History UK reaching 10,000 followers on TikTok, the organisation have teamed up with the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Living History Society to raise money for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.
Members took part in a 10km hike across the local countryside whilst wearing fully authentic British WW2 uniforms and carrying replica equipment that would’ve been worn and used in 1944.
Steven Davies, who runs the Living History UK TikTok said:
“We have chosen SSAFA as our chosen charity due to the wonderful support that they offer not only to veterans of the Armed Forces, but also to their families. Some of those who took part have relatives who are veterans and also have close links via the Living History group to veterans of WW2.
We live streamed various stretches of our journey including, of course, a mandatory stop for a brew up, authentic WW2 style!”
SSAFA has been providing lifelong support to our Forces and their families since 1885; supporting serving personnel (including reservists), veterans and their families.
Steven and the team smashed their fundraising target of £150, raising £1,011 in total.