Read the latest updates from Walking With The Wounded's 'Walking Home For Christmas' campaign

Sally Orange MBE Takes the Helm as Walking Home For Christmas Ambassador

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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 dedicated service played an instrumental role in the rehabilitation and recovery of numerous service personnel returning from conflicts, including Iraq and Afghanistan.

Sally's journey took a poignant turn when she was diagnosed with severe depression and chronic anxiety. She received support from WWTW’s mental health team and became actively involved in raising awareness of the challenges faced by individuals in the Armed Forces and those in broader society who grapple with mental health difficulties.

Commenting on her newly appointed Ambassador role, Sally Orange said, “I am honoured to be chosen as the Ambassador for Walking Home For Christmas. Walking With The Wounded is a charity close to my heart, I received support through their Head Start mental health programme at a time when I needed it the most and I am excited to champion this incredible cause and through my role, show continued support for veterans and their families.”

Walking Home For Christmas encourages the public to get out of their comfort zones and embark on a meaningful walk to show their support for Britain’s veterans. The campaign takes place from Saturday, December 9th, to Wednesday, December 20th. This challenge offers an ideal opportunity to beat the winter blues, get out into the fresh air with family, friends and workmates and raise money for a worthwhile cause.

Walking Home For Christmas 2023 - And that's a wrap!

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We'd like to thank everyone who signed-up to our 2023 Walking Home For Christmas event.

Over the course of December, supporters of Walking With The Wounded across the nation have donned their walking boots and Santa hats, stepping out to show their solidarity with veterans and their families during this festive season.

This year, we witnessed remarkable challenges undertaken by our supporters. Glenn covered an impressive 160 miles from Manchester to Lockerbie, WWTW team member Steve walked from Manchester to Blackpool within 24 hours, Matthew conquered the Welsh Three Peaks Challenge, 13 Company South West London Army Cadet Force marched 14 miles across London, Lee journeyed from the Shetland Islands home to Aberdeenshire, and the...

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Yodel stepping out to support veterans

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Yodel has been a steadfast supporter of Walking With The Wounded, consistently raising substantial funds over the years to support those who have served. This December, teams from different branches of the company will be participating in various walks nationwide. Their collective efforts are dedicated to raising funds for Walking With The Wounded's Walking Home For Christmas campaign, further demonstrating Yodel's ongoing commitment to supporting the veteran community.

Commenting on the Walking Home For Christmas challenge, John Hardman said, “At Yodel, we have actively participated in various Walking With The Wounded campaigns and events to raise money to support veterans and their families. This year, teams from across Yodel will be...

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From London to Dumfries, the care staff Walking Home For Christmas

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Workers from the UK’s largest online care platform Curam put their best feet forward on December 11, raising vital funds for veterans’ charity Walking With The Wounded as part of its Walking Home For Christmas campaign.

The national sponsored event, which is now in its 10th year, involved teams from the care company’s London and Dumfries offices, who collectively clocked up a total of 50 miles as one of 154 teams taking part.

Staff in east London carried out individual walks, including Curam co-founder Patrick Wallace, who walked from the company’s office in Ashwin Street, Dalston, to Hammersmith. And the Scottish team, headed by Curam director Ben Weatherall, clocked up 12 miles with their countryside walk in Irongray, Dumfries.


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