Walking Home For Christmas
How you can help this Christmas
We have a new mission this Christmas – to MAKE IT HAPPEN for all those who served and deserve our help by walking home or somewhere important to you to raise vital funds. The more creative the better, anytime between 9th-20th December. “It's worth remembering that it is often the small steps, not the giant leaps, that bring about the most lasting change".
Walking Home For Christmas is Walking With The Wounded's annual, nationwide walking challenge to support our work across mental health, employment, volunteering and care coordination - empowering ex-military and their families who are in a downward spiral to thrive once more.
Over the past eight years, thousands of people have done their own, memorable, solo and team walks. They've walked home, to a war memorial, to their old barracks, carried a Christmas tree to a friend. All manner of walks, getting out and showing support for those who have served.
A very simple belief lies at the heart of Walking With The Wounded. And that's 'those who serve - deserve.'
Our veterans and their families have undertaken to give themselves wholeheartedly to their country and to all of us. When they fall on hard times, we have a debt to repay their service with support to get them back on their feet. The reality of our work is often gritty and may not attract headlines but it changes lives. YOU will change lives with your fundraising and efforts this Christmas. Walking Home For Christmas can be rewarding, memorable, exhilarating AND impactful.
Now thats worth stepping out of your comfort zone for.
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.
Map It Out
Map out a walk that raises an eyebrow and complies with local restrictions.
Do something different that will prompt your friends and colleagues to donate.
Make A Difference
Give hope to ex-military, allowing them to thrive once again.
Make It Happen
Serve those who served us and sign up today for your Santa hat.
They have walked in far more dangerous places for us so it is time for us to put in some serious distance for them.
“My whole life has changed after meeting the Employment Advisor from WWTW. I can now see that I have a bright future thanks to them. Being employed by a company that understands my mental health issues is really comforting. The regular supervision with my boss makes me even more convinced this is the right job for me and a job I can thrive in.”
Carly - WWTW Client.
Be inspired by Shaun's story
Hear from Shaun, as he shares his story of how he worked with WWTW to turn his life around and how he now invites all of us to help reignite another veteran's sense of purpose this Christmas.