About Walking Home For Christmas
Christmas can be a difficult time for those who are struggling and for the veterans we support, especially so. Walking Home For Christmas is a connector of communities the length and breadth of the UK, helping to reignite a veterans fire and sense of purpose. We believe that those who served – deserve. With your help, your walk, your fundraising we can deliver vitally needed support to the armed forces family.
“It's worth remembering that it is often the small steps, not the giant leaps, that bring about the most lasting change".
HM Queen Elizabeth II.
Walk 12 miles of Christmas on 12th December.
Do a good deed with your walk by delivering a parcel or a series of presents.
Walk from an NHS site, war memorial or barracks to your home or a pub.
Create your own Strava Art message to map out your support.
How to Sign Up
1. Sign up
Sign up to the Walking Home For Christmas challenge
Ask family, friends and workmates to sponsor you
Take part in your walk, whether it’s big or small!
4. Make a difference
Help ex-service Men and Women to get back on their feet
The benefits of Walking Home For Christmas
Our goal this Christmas is to do good, walk hard and raise money to help the veterans we support. Make this the Christmas where you challenge yourself, with your friends, colleagues and loved ones to get back out together in nature and make a difference.
You’ll feel better. Study after study shows the positive benefits of being out in nature.
You’ll reforge old connections and keep existing ones strong by getting your team together.
You will be the focal point for your family, friends and colleagues’ charity activities this Christmas.
You’ll support ex-military who’ve walked in far more dangerous places for us.
Other Benefits For You
Taking on a challenge whatever the weather – put in perspective by the experiences of our ex-military.
It’s the perfect excuse to call old friends and have a shared adventure.
Spend time with people you need to spend time with while doing good.
Have a goal in the diary to get fit for. Or use it as a kickstarter...
Walking can improve your well-being, relieving anxiety and depression and sparking creativity.
Use it as a tool to engage staff or customers and show your firm's support for ex-military.
There's also the Covenant...
The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation ensuring those who serve or who have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, are treated fairly.
By taking part in Walking Home For Christmas you are showing your support and if you can get your employer or organisation involved it is a simple way for them to activate or start their commitment to the covenant and work towards their bronze, silver or gold employer recognition awards.
As the nights get colder and darker, please ensure you are appropriately dressed and have the correct footwear if it is wet or icy. If you are walking on a road, being lit up like a Christmas tree is best. Ensure you check all health and safety risks before taking on your challenge.
Walking Home For Christmas
Walking With The Wounded's annual, nationwide seasonal challenge is back for the 10th edition.