Read the latest updates from Walking With The Wounded's 'Walking Home For Christmas' campaign
Top WHFC stories from 2019 to inspire you...
We value every one of our fundraisers.THANK YOU for all of your fundraising, you have helped to support 160+ veterans. Take a look at some of our favourite stories from Walking Home For Christmas this year:
Getting the kids involved...
7 year old Myiah walked 1 mile home from school everyday from the 1st Nov until the end of term, raising just over £380. She even got the opportunity to walk laps of the pitch at Rangers FC (her favourite team).
Jen Cowley and her son Harry walked 6 miles to school, setting off at a 5.15am to make it in time for his first lesson of the day, raising a grand total of £926.25.
The challenge seekers...
Graham Mckenna ran 50 miles home from Corsham back to Bridgwater, raising just over £1,000, his run for Walking Home was part of his training for his world-record breaking attempt next year to run the most marathons on a treadmill in 6 days.
Actor and director, Stuart Brennan, walked 113 miles over the course of 5 days, from Lands End to Barnstaple. He hosted screenings of his new film 'Tomorrow' along his walk, raising £550
Regional Amazon teams, Amazon Man3, and Amazon Peak Connection, took part in a 24 hour walk, covering 52 miles, between 3 Amazon depos in Greater Manchester. Together they raised a grand total of £566.
Bringing the community together...
Barbara Fairclough, brought her friends and family together to complete a 12 mile walk along the Lancashire coastal path. Barbara's community get-together raised just over £880.
Completing his 4th annual walk, and raising £220, Geraint Pugh invited his community to join him in his 3.5 mile walk from Pin Mill Studio to Shotley.
Some of our other favourite stories...
Andrew Palmer took his walk abroad, raising £160 by completing 3 miles everyday on his week-long holiday upon a P&O cruise of the Mediterranean.
Dean Aslett has taken his walk to the gym, completing 227 miles, the equivalent from his home in Braintree to the Catterick Barracks. So far Dean has raised over £900.
Tim Winter and co. completed a 35 mile walk in 12 hours, raising £250, starting from RAF Lyneham and finishing up at RAF Brize Norton.
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Our 3 regional walks in London, Newcastle and Manchester helped kickstart the campaign in style on Friday, with over 100 people coming together to walk a combined 60k in icy conditions and finishing at the Cenotaph in all 3 places. With over 12k raised and still going, a plethora of great stories and a special event in Manchester where we welcomed Andy Schofield home after his long, long walk, from London, it was the perfect curtain raiser and we cant wait to hear more stories come through!
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Have we lost our love of lockdown walking?
Fewer than 1 in 3 of us walk everyday in winter
A new survey finds that fewer than 1 in 3 (29%) of the UK adult population walk every day in winter – and astonishingly 10% never go for a walk. The research, from Walking Home For Christmas, the annual Christmas fundraising campaign run by military veteran support charity, Walking With The Wounded, also found that 84% of us watch TV at Christmas, compared to 63% who go for that traditional walk after dinner.
But when it comes to improving health and wellbeing, 68% would consider trying to go on a regular walk - compared to 1 in 10 (11%) interested in group fitness classes and 1 in 5 (22%) who would think about joining a gym.
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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...