GRENADIER guards will visit Ellesmere Port next week on their way from Land’s End to John o’ Groats.

Lt James Stafford Allen is taking a group from Nijmegen Company, Grenadier Guards cycling from Land’s End some 1,400kms to John o’ Groats in the north of Scotland to raise funds for the regimental charity The Colonel’s Fund.

The charity supports those wounded or injured on operations, and the families of those killed on active service.

On the most recent operational tour to Afghanistan, the Grenadiers suffered five fatalities and 32 injured.

They deploy to Afghanistan again next year.

Their overnight stop on Thursday will be hosted by Ellesmere Port Territorial Army Centre.

Anyone wishing to sponsor this group of intrepid guardsmen can visit their fund-raising website at: or send a cheque payable to ‘The Colonel’s Fund – Grenadier Guards’ to: Lt James Stafford Allen, 5 Platoon Company, Nijmegen Company, Wellington Barracks, London SW1E 6HQ.