Walk of Britain

Five wounded veterans walk 1,000 miles over 10 weeks

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The Walk of Britain will see five wounded veterans walk 1,000 miles over 10-weeks,through mainland UK, starting on the 21st August in Scotland and winding down through England and Wales finishing in London on the 31st October.

The Walking With The Wounded (WWTW) team will walk across some of the country’s wildest terrain engaging with local communities every day to highlight the extraordinary determination of wounded personnel and to raise awareness for the work that Walking with the Wounded (WWTW) is doing in the community to support the wounded back into independence through employment.

The Walk will cover many of the country’s challenging landscapes, including the Three Peaks, as well as walking to the heart of cities such as Newcastle where WWTW is running projects to support our beneficiaries. During each week the team will cover approximately 100-120 miles, with one or two rest days.

Walking With The Wounded raises funds to retrain and re-skill our wounded and support them in finding new sustainable careers outside the military. As with previous expeditions, the aim is to raise the profile of wounded military personnel in the wider community and media, telling personal stories to engage directly, in order to maintain awareness within the public to keep supporting the wounded.

A small core team of five who all have either physical or cognitive injuries sustained in the line of duty will walk the whole route for the duration of the challenge, supported by a small support and medical team.  The core team will also be joined by other wounded personnel each week in different parts of the country

Keep updated by connecting with Walking With The Wounded:

walkingwiththewounded.org.uk

twitter.com/supportthewalk

facebook.com/walkingwiththewounded

Donate: walkingwiththewounded.org.uk/support-the-walk/how-to-donate

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