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Military Walks to Rally Your Regiment

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Get your Regiment involved and check out some of what our current and former servicemen and women are up to this Christmas:

PARACHUTE REGIMENT:Jamie, who served in the TA's in the Parachute Regiment, will be walking the length of the Circle Line in London carrying a 70lb bergen. A total of 17 miles.

ROYAL ENGINEERS: On Sunday 22nd Dec. Ex-Royal Engineers serviceman, Simon Bell, and his team will be walking 10.5 miles across the Peak District from Wetton Mill to their home Town of Leek in Staffordshire.

HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY REGIMENT: Currently serving in the Household Cavalry Regiment, Craig will be walking a mile with 450 friends, family, colleagues and supporters.

DAVE OWEN: Dave, who took part last year, challenged himself again his year,...

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10+ walks to inspire you

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As we approach the start of Walking Home For Christmas, take a look at some of our favourite walks and stories already planned for this year:



AFGHANISTAN TO ARBORETUM: Walking With The Wounded beneficiary, Simon Johnson, who has taken part in Walking Home For Christmas for the last 5 years, will be completing a virtual walk from Afghanistan to the UK, walking 3,500 miles over the course of the year, culminating in a 30 mile walk to the National Memorial during WHFC


39KM FOR 39 YEARS: Briony Hill will be celebrating her 39th birthday on 17th December with a 39km walk (24+ miles) from Salisbury Cathedral to the The Ship Inn at Upavon, hoping to raise 390.


HOLLAND TO HOME: Veteran, Ben, who now lives in Holland, will be walking 425 miles...

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Businesses on Board

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CYGNET: From 17th- 19th Dec. Cygnet CEO, Dr. Tony Romero and Co. will be walking from their HQ in London down to Portsmouth. A total of 61 miles.


WILKIN CHAPMAN: Bringing everyone together for a good cause, all of Wilkin Chapman's offices, located in the North East, will be taking part in WHFC this year: Beverley, Lincoln, Doncaster, The Wolds, and Grimsby


PLUNKETT ASSOCIATES: The employees of Plunkett Associates will be taking part in WHFC in order to support their colleague John Clark in his fundraising efforts for the Marathon de Sables 2020, in which John will be part of the WWTW team. On Fri 20th December, employees will be taking part in a walk, taking mince pies round to all local companies in the Business Park and asking for...

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Walking Home For Christmas 2019 LAUNCH

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Yesterday we celebrated the official launch of Walking Home For Christmas 2019. We were joined in London by an amazing group of beneficiaries and new campaign ambassadors, including Wayne Bridge and two leading actors from Sam Mendes’ new film 1917- George MacKay and Dean Charles Chapman. The route took us from the Millennium Bridge to the Cenotaph- a fitting place to finish.

Now it’s over to you to do your own Walk Home For Christmas. This is a fun, personal walking challenge which you can do anytime between December 12th to December 22nd. It’s also the perfect opportunity for you to gather friends, family and colleagues to take part with you.

Sign up to Walking Home For Christmas to raise funds for those who served

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Andy Grant

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Andy Grant is supporting Walking Home For Christmas this year!


Walking Home For Christmas is Walking With The Wounded's annual walking challenge to raise funds for those who served.

This is your chance with friends to do something bold, creative and memorable to support ex-servicemen and women who are socially isolated, unemployed, homeless or suffering with mental health issues.

Ditch the car and walk home or somewhere important you, spell out your own 'Strava art' message or hand deliver a present to someone special. By doing a walk and fundraising you can give hope to veterans and their families who have little to look forward to this Christmas and have walked in far more dangerous places for us. #WalkingHomeForChristmas



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Samantha Murray

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Samantha Murray is supporting Walking Home For Christmas this year!


Walking Home For Christmas is Walking With The Wounded's annual walking challenge to raise funds for those who served.

This is your chance with friends to do something bold, creative and memorable to support ex-servicemen and women who are socially isolated, unemployed, homeless or suffering with mental health issues.

Ditch the car and walk home or somewhere important you, spell out your own 'Strava art' message or hand deliver a present to someone special. By doing a walk and fundraising you can give hope to veterans and their families who have little to look forward to this Christmas and have walked in far more dangerous places for us. #WalkingHomeForChristmas



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Rebecca Charlton

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Rebecca Charlton is supporting Walking Home For Christmas this year!


Walking Home For Christmas is Walking With The Wounded's annual walking challenge to raise funds for those who served.

This is your chance with friends to do something bold, creative and memorable to support ex-servicemen and women who are socially isolated, unemployed, homeless or suffering with mental health issues.

Ditch the car and walk home or somewhere important you, spell out your own 'Strava art' message or hand deliver a present to someone special. By doing a walk and fundraising you can give hope to veterans and their families who have little to look forward to this Christmas and have walked in far more dangerous places for us. #WalkingHomeForChristmas



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Neil, 44, North Yorkshire, Army Air Corps

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Every penny you raise for Walking Home For Christmas will support people like Neil...


Deployed to Bosnia, Macedonia, Iraq, Sierra Leone and Afghanistan in a 23-year career before medical discharge.

Neil, a WO2 in the Army Air Corps, suffered a training accident in Kenya where he was trapped underwater beneath an upturned raft, nearly drowned, suffered spinal injuries and as a result struggled with PTSD, including an extreme phobia of water. This impacted his family life, his marriage suffered and eventually lead to divorce, “it felt like I had lost it all, my wife and two wonderful children. It was too much to deal with.”

Post discharge he was referred to WWTW’s mental health programme, is now able to cope with his PTSD and has overcome...

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Brendan, 60, from Colchester, ex 3 Para & Army Medic

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Every penny you raise for Walking Home For Christmas will support people like Brendan...


Served in N.Ireland, Kosovo and the Falklands in a 12 year spell with 3 Para before doing a further 14 years as an Army Medic.

He was diagnosed with PTSD believed to be from his first-hand involvement of treating casualties returning from various conflicts – and was reluctantly medically discharged from the Army two years after suffering a stroke.

Brendan was referred to the NHS Veterans team after his PTSD flared up while being treated in hospital for an infection. They referred him to WWTW to find a job which would help with his mental health.

"Mentally, I was on the floor when I was referred to WWTW. My Employment Advisor picked me up and changed...

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