The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Bagpipes
By DevonDumpling | Thursday, September 20, 2012, 20:49
South West 3 Peaks Tartan Challenge
Piper on High Willhays
The Bideford Youth Pipe Band have been invited to perform on Sword Beach in Normandy at the unveiling of the Bill Millin "D-Day Piper" Statue on 8th June 2013.
The band are now fundraising to take part in this prestigious event next year, so on Sunday 30th September, senior members of the Bideford Youth Pipe Band will be taking on the challenge of climbing the 3 highest peaks in the South West.
They will be walking up Brown Willy in Cornwall, High Willhays in Devon and Dunkery Beacon in Somerset all in one day - wearing kilts! Once they have reached the summit they'll strike up the pipes sending the skirl of the bagpipes across the moor.
The money raised will be split between the bands trip to the unveiling of the Bill Millin Memorial Statue on Sword Beach in Normandy and the Bill Millin Statue fund itself.
Bill Millin was the famous D-Day piper who played the allied forces onto Sword beach during the famous D-Day landings of World War 2. He also led soldiers under heavy gunfire across Pegasus Bridge - these amazing acts of bravery inspired the troops and featured in the film "The Longest Day". The Germans never shot him as they thought he was mad.
If you are able to help or sponsor the band in any way, whether it's money, drinks, food, minibus, event promotion, or even plasters and a foot rub please contact the band.
Mike - 01237 422477
Email - email@example.com