WITH Christmas almost upon us, Lap of Honour has enjoyed a recent flurry
of activity which, at one stage, saw seven icons signing in just two
Clarkson, Hammond and May added their support along with Kevin McCloud
– the 'Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car'. Even The Stig joined
in and, although there was some confusion when the helmeted legend was
presented with a pen in place of a steering wheel, in the end he decided
to autograph the petrol cap.
The next day began with Sir Phillip Green followed by Rory Bremner and
Jeremy Paxman. The Newsnight presenter went head-to-head with
a traffic warden who, in spite of Mr Paxman's best efforts to explain
the purpose of the campaign, went ahead and ticketed the vehicle anyway.
After a long day evading the paparazzi, Kate Moss signed beside her
Christmas tree which prepared the way for our most extraordinary signing
to date... Sir Elton John.
With flooding in the West Country and the destination the O2, the timings
were incredibly close. Even so, when Sir Elton came out to sign he still
carefully considered what to write in the travelling album. No sooner
had the car moved off from the stage door then the crowd’s roar
could be heard reverberating around the arena as the great man took
straight to the stage.
A huge thank you must go to all the icons who have
added their support to the campaign (38 and counting) and also to the
companies who have backed us so far.
To sign up to The British Forces Foundation's Lap of
Honour campaign please contact Ben Vestey at email@example.com
So, there we are. All that remains is to say have a
very happy Christmas from all of us here at The British Forces Foundation!