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Army Cadets Force - Marching on Mental Health

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This year the Army Cadets Force have taken the leaderboard by storm, raising a whopping 44,160 so far...


73 ACF teams from up and down the country have donned their Santa Hats to help support ex-military and their families this Christmas.  Leading the way for ACF is Beds & Herts County, having raised a total of 4,099.91 and counting!


On Saturday 5th December Niquita Potter, from Devon ACF completed an incredible 14.1 miles from Haytor on Dartmoor to the war memorial in Newton Abbot. She got cold, she got wet and it was dark by the end - but she made it. 


Niquita absolutely smashed her target raising over 1000. Thank you! 


Niquita said: 'I am a proud member of Devon ACF and have been for over 5 years. This means a lot...

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Walks of the week 2.0

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As Walking Home For Christmas comes to a close this weekend, we're taking a look at some of the walks of the week... 


Team Bimble, comprising of military and civilians are virtually walking the length of The Maginot Line, a line of fortifications built in the 1930s to fend off the threat of a German invasion. The team will be covering a whopping 280 miles between them. 












The team, Be Your Own Hero completed did a 13km walk over Bleaklow in the Peak District during rain, sleet and 100mph winds. Managing to raise over 1600 for Walking with the Wounded.











The group, Plymouth Veterans walked from Plymouth to Dartmoor and back. Covering 22 miles as a group and raising over 2k.










Institute of Supply Chain Management walked two routes,...

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WWTW - We get locked down but we get up again

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This year the WWTW Staff are donning their Santa Hats and facemasks and are getting involved in their own challenges across the country on 10th December...


WWTW Employment Advisor, Lynsey Cordiner will be walking 14 miles from the war memorial in Newcastle City Centre to Whitley Bay Cenotaph, accompanied by her dad and Max the cockerspaniel.

















Anna Tydeman, HR Business partner, will be doing a 'walk down memory lane', with her partner Stuart and their pup Leia. They will be walking from their current home to the childhood homes, a 12 mile round trip in total. Anna is a team member of Team 200,000 a collaborative effort from our HR, Finance, and Head Start team, joining forces to support those who have served.














Positive Pathways Project...

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Walks of the Week

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Walking Home For Christmas officially kicks off this Thursday, but many of you have already completed or are currently doing their walks....


Wayne Mysiuk, is currently walking the entire 268 miles of the Pennines Way in 14 days, accompanied by Coco the labrador, (see right). 












Over the weekend, Duane Watkinson, (4th December 2020), and his friend Andrew Simms,walked back home for Christmas from Swinton Barracks, Tidworth, to shippon in Abingdon. cover a distance of 43 miles in 13 hrs.













Army Cadet - Niquita Potter, from Devon Army Cadet Force took on a walk in her local area over the weekend to help raise funds for those who have served. Thank you Niquita! 




























WWTW Employment Advisor, Alex Todino took a walk with five veteran to...

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Businesses on Board: Lockdown edition

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Get your business on board to support ex-servicemen and women and be part of the fight against the covid-19 mental health crisis, all while engaging staff and clients in a light-hearted challenge and boosting their wellbeing in a difficult winter. Here are some examples of businesses are taking part in 2020.

A VARIETY OF CHALLENGES: Shard Capital are taking on a number of challenges across the business. Some staff are walking from Fulham Football Ground to Shard Capital’s HQ at 20 Fenchurch Street (22km) before climbing the stairs to their office on the 23rd floor! Others are trying to achieve 20km per day for 20 days (in relay teams of 2, 3 or 4), and some are even collectively attempting to virtually cycle to the North Pole!

12 MILES OF...

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How you can help this Christmas

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Thinking about getting involved in Walking Home For Christmas?

We sat down with long-time supporter, Maria Fisher, to find out why she takes part in WHFC every year.

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March on Mental Health

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Over two thirds of Brits believe lockdown has had a negative impact on their mental health

The season of ill will. Christmas affects half of Brits mental health

• 1 in 5 cannot remember the last time they laughed

• 70% of Brits say laughter is crucial for their mental health

A recent national survey has found that poor mental health is at an all-time high due to COVID-19, with 68% of Brits stating that their mental health has been negatively impacted during the pandemic.

A further 16% of Brits admitted to feeling lonely, whilst almost a fifth of respondents (18%) noted that the biggest hit on their mental health this year was not being able to go on holiday, and 10% linked their poor mental health to being confined to their houses.

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Best Walk Ideas 2020

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Best Walk Ideas 2020

Windsor to Big Ben  - Making the most of the Christmas break, Darren and his family will be taking on a 3-day stroll along the River Thames from Windsor to Big Ben, covering 48 miles!



The School Commute - After their successful 6-mile walk to school last year, the now-9-year-old Harry is back again and this time he's planning an even bigger challenge with mum Jennifer, walking 16 miles across their hometown.











The 100 Mile Stretcher - After taking part for the last couple of years, Michael decided that walking 100 miles wasn't quite far enough for the guys and girls he trains to pursue a career in the army. This year, his team will be taking part in a 100 mile walk, walking laps of York Race Course, carrying a...

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Al Murray and James Holland launch Walking Home For Christmas with plea for best military banter

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 Comedian Al Murray and WW2 Historian James Holland have challenged the UK public to supply their best military jokes and banter to help support Walking With The Wounded’s Walking Home For Christmas campaign – to support ex-military facing mental health battles.  

The major fundraising drive is WWTW’s only fundraising event this year due to Covid-19. It challenges the general public to step out of their comfort zone and to walk somewhere important to them in support of Britain’s ex-military. Taking place from Thursday 10th to Sunday 20th December, the challenge is the perfect way to beat lockdown blues while obeying local Covid-19 restrictions. 

The pair who run the We Have Ways of Making You Talk podcast (which...

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