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In March 1944, 76 prisoners of war escaped from Stalag-Luft III, near Sagan, in Germany. Only three made it to freedom; two went north through the port of Stettin to Sweden, and one took the long journey west, eventually reaching Spain. The escape has since been immortalised in the movie "The Great Escape".
 
Stettin had already seen the passage of two other successful escapees from the same prison camp in October 1943, the less well-known "Wooden Horse Escape".
 
Seventy years later, supporters of Music4Children will be raising money for the charity by walking the 250km route. After post-war national boundary changes, the route now lies in Poland. The walk will start at the camp, near Zagan on 24th May, and end on 31st May at Ulica Mala Odra in Szczecin. We are proud to have Magnolia Management Group, producers of the docudrama The Great Escape to the North handling our Polish PR.
 
All the money raised will go to the charity Music4Children for use in its orphanage in Nepal, and the continued development of the Streatham Stables Community Centre (SSCC), which is used for free workshops for children in the local community. No donations will be used for administration, flights to and from Poland, or accommodation costs in Poland.  Please click on the linked charity name to see what we are all about.

“I would like to pass on my personal congratulations to Music4Children and hope that your sponsored walk in Poland is a huge success. Good luck to you all. Always Yours.”  

John Leyton (Actor: The Great Escape, Von Ryan’s Express, Telstar – The Joe Meek Story. Singer: Johnny Remember Me, Wild Wind, Lonely City)

 

Please click here to Donate or text MUSC45 to70070 with your donation.

Music4Children registered charity No.1108364

232 Streatham High Road, London SW16 1BB, UK

 
Stalag-Luft III
 


 

 

 Zagan
 
 
Szczecin