Read the latest updates from Walking With The Wounded's 'Walking Home For Christmas' campaign
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 because soldiers do so much for us. I have Down syndrome but I always like to try and help others and to achieve what I can. I plan to raise as much money by walking as far as I can'
Some inspirational Essex Army Cadets, completed their walk yesterday, walking 16 miles from Dunmow War memorial to Gosfield War Memorial, well done to RSM Alex Kornilaki, Cpl Lara Fisher and Sgt Hollie Hunt.
Part of Yorkshire ACF, Matt Marquis and Phil Bate, from B Company, Yorkshire (N&W), completed a 25-mile trek. Starting off at Yeomanry Barracks, Fulford, and finishing 8 hours later at Galtres Training Area, Strensall.
Cadets from the 1st Battalion Highlanders ACF, including Cpl Caitlin Green, set themselves the challenge of walking 24 miles between the 1st and the 24th December, they have smashed their fundraising target, currently having raised £3,262.73
Check out the the current ACF Leaderboard here. This is the top 10 as it stands as of 18/12/2020
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Major (Retired) Sally Orange MBE, a distinguished Veteran, multiple World Record Holder and Armed Forces Champion, has been proudly unveiled as the Ambassador for Walking With The Wounded's (WWTW) Walking Home For Christmas campaign.
Now entering its 10th year, "Walking Home For Christmas" stands as Walking With The Wounded's annual festive fundraising initiative. Over the past decade, this campaign has collectively raised nearly 2 million to bolster veterans and their families through programs encompassing mental health support, employment opportunities, and care coordination services.
Sally Orange commenced her military journey in 1998 as a member of the Royal Army Medical Corps, where she served as a physiotherapist for 22 years. Her...
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Every year, amazing supporters take on our Walking Home For Christmas challenge, collectively raising funds to aid veterans and their families. Whether it is the journey from the workplace to home, embarking on a challenging hundred-mile march, or carrying a Christmas tree through the heart of a bustling city, we have curated a selection of previous fundraiser ideas to ignite your imagination for your 2023 challenge.
The 100 Mile Stretcher: Having participated in WHFC for the past few years, Michael concluded that a 100-mile walk did not quite match the level of endurance his trainees needed for pursuing a career in the Armed Forces. In 2020, his team decided to elevate the stakes by embarking on a 100-mile journey, circling York...
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Huge well done to Matthew Collier, Ethan Bromwell and Keanan Frayne, who smashed the South Wales Three Peaks trail in some truly atrocious weather conditions over the weekend for Walking Home For Christmas. With some stunning views and the knowledge that their money is going to good use supporting veterans who served, they braved the elements and completed their challenge safely! You can still support them here: https://www.walkinghomeforchristmas.com/teams/coleg-gents