Cardinals own Allan Ward, a RTTW marshal for over six years has seen the event grow year on year
Her Majesty the Queen has awarded “Ride to the Wall” the Queens Award for Voluntary Service 2013.
RTTW is a unique motorcycling event which gives motorcyclists an opportunity to gather together at a place of remembrance, to pay their respects to our serving and fallen service men and women and in doing so, raise funds solely for the purpose of perpetuating their memory and recognising the sacrifice made.
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the MBE for voluntary groups and is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK. It is an annual award made to recognise and reward excellence in voluntary activities carried out by groups in the community.
It is given for outstanding achievement by groups of volunteers who regularly devote their time to helping others in the community, improving the quality of life and opportunity for others and providing an outstanding service.
Ride to the Wall was formed in 2008 by a small group of volunteers who shared the same values of Remembrance and Respect, and has grown year on year and beyond any expectation. As the numbers of supporters and attendees increased significantly every year and the size and scale of the organisation grew considerably, the requirement for additional volunteers like Allan also grew and was met by an ever increasing number of volunteers now totalling almost 300, who unselfishly give up their time. Through their commitment, dedication and hard work they allow the 16, 000 names carved on the Armed Forces Memorial to live on in our memory.
We hope that you will join us in congratulating Allan and all the volunteers on being awarded this prestigious accolade and on their fantastic achievement