Our principal sponsor was Lee Hallam, CEO of Linbrooke Services. Lee founded the company in 2002 specialising in telecoms. signalling and power in the rail, utilities and subsea sectors, after spending 7 years in the Royal Marines. In 2004, Linbrooke established an academy which has to date trained over a thousand engineers, including injured and ex service personnel.
I was fascinated to learn of the pioneering work of Daisy Caroline Dakin and others in the English Folk Dance Society in the rehabilitation of injured service personnel in World War 1. It was the forerunner of the 'Decompression' techniques that are used today. Fools Gambit together with Folkinmotion are compiling a moving and fitting tribute to these men and woman which will also honour the four men of the first demonstration team, who were sadly killed in action in 1916. This will involve a 5 day visit to France in July 2016, the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. As many of the group are of school age or full time students, they are looking for sponsorship to assist with travel and accommodation. I am delighted to sponsor the project and would encourage you to do the same through the donation facility on the website.