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Craig's 56 mile yomp for Walking Home For Christmas!

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An Army Veteran of 33 years, Craig Roxby is very familiar with the challenges the Armed Forces face and wants to give something back this Christmas by supporting Walking With The Wounded.

On the 16 December 2021 he'll depart Blackburn along the Leeds Liverpool Canal to Appletreewick (N Yorkshire); a total distance of 56 miles. He plans to complete this in 36hrs, walking 2 large legs and concluding with a 14 mile leg on day 3 and has kindly said that anyone who wishes to join him on his walk is very welcome!

You can see what Craig is upto and support him here: https://www.walkinghomeforchristmas.com/users/craig-roxby 

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Mark Harding keeps on stepping up for WWTW

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Mark has done some epic challenges in his bid to honour the Armed Forces and support those who need our help and this year he's conquered the Cumbrian Challenge and has now turned his attention to Walking Home For Christmas! Mark and a team of 6 soldiers From 4th Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment are walking from Wigton to Penrith then down the A6 back in to Carlisle to raise money for Walking with the Wounded. They're starting the challenge at midnight on Friday 11th December and aiming to walk 39.2 miles, a phenomenal achievement. Support him here: https://www.walkinghomeforchristmas.com/users/mark-harding 

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Cygnet Health Step Out For Walking Home!

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Back by popular demand...

Cygnet Health has been a fabulous supporter of Walking Home For The Christmas in the past and after a years' break, Operations Director Barry Swire and CEO Tony Romero are back for more in 2021! Coordinating walks across the UK, Cygnet was also famous in 2019 for their walk from London down to Portsmouth. This year they're tying in Walking With The Wounded directly, with Barry and Tony going from our office in Manchester to their site in Bury and are keeping their fingers and toes crossed for good weather! Support them here: https://www.walkinghomeforchristmas.com/teams/cygnet-health  

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Afghanistan Veteran Matthew undertakes 24 Marathon!

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Local veteran, Matthew, based in Wiltshire, will be taking on the challenge of walking for 24 hours to raise money for ex-military and their families as part of Walking With The Wounded’s Christmas campaign, Walking Home For Christmas. On December 16th, Matthew will take on the momentous challenge, supported by Damon Saddler the Personal Development Manager, and will be joined for parts of the route by residents and other staff from Entrain Space which offers supported accommodation to ex-military, helping them transition into civilian life.

Commenting on the challenge, Matthew said, “I joined the Army in 2009 and really enjoyed my Army career. I was deployed to Afghanistan twice and everything seemed fine until I returned to the UK in...

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Veronica Young Dresses To Impress For Walking Home For Christmas

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Local Moray resident Veronica, who has breast cancer, is getting into the Christmas spirit this year by dressing up as an elf to raise money for Walking With The Wounded’s (‘WWTW’), Walking Home For Christmas campaign. Veronica is undergoing six chemotherapy treatments and will be dressing up for each treatment to raise money for six different charities, including WWTW.

Veronica works for WWTW as a Digital Care Coordinator in Scotland. She is working to identify and support hard to reach veterans in the Scottish Highlands and Islands. She said, “I am proud to be part of the Walking With The Wounded Team. The Charity does an incredible job supporting veterans and their families. Chemotherapy is a gruelling process. I want to turn my...

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Pauls 55mile walk in Manchester

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On December 13th, Paul, a veteran based in Manchester will take part in Walking With The Wounded’s (‘WWTW’), Walking Home For Christmas campaign to raise vital funds to support those who served.

Paul joined the Armed Forces when he was 16 and served in The Royal Signals. He was involved in operational tours in Northern Ireland and Bosnia and although Paul mostly enjoyed his career in the Army, some moments and experiences had a lasting impact on him.

Paul is taking part in Walking Home For Christmas to help raise money to support veteran’s mental health. He said, “I have supported Walking With The Wounded for several years and have taken part in their past fundraising events. I signed-up for Walking Home For Christmas to give something...

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Suffolk ACF Deputy Commandant walks 100miles

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This December, Lieutenant Colonel, Robert Simpkin, who is based in Suffolk, will take on a momentous 100-mile sponsored walk to support Walking With The Wounded’s Walking Home For Christmas campaign. Robert has been involved in the Army Cadet Force (ACF) for 17 years and has 2 children, who both serve in the ACF and the British Armed Forces.

Commenting on his Walking Home For Christmas challenge, Robert said, “I originally got involved with Walking Home For Christmas last year through the Army Cadet Force (ACF). We encouraged our Cadets to get involved because it is great for them to volunteer and raise money for the wider Military family. It also presented a great opportunity to get the Cadets out in the fresh air and keeping active.

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'Walting' Home For Christmas

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On December 18th, a team of 11 veterans and currently serving servicemen, will take on a phenomenal challenge as they walk 45.7 miles from Chesterfield to the Cenotaph in Manchester, carrying 45.7lbs (the equivalent of carrying a Men’s Olympic barbell) to commemorate the 457 Armed Forces personnel who died in Afghanistan.

James Holt, the team leader, served in Afghanistan, Ukraine, and Estonia. He is currently serving as a Reservist and recently supported Op Rescript, the Armed Forces support for the Covid-19 pandemic. He commented, “I have volunteered for WWTW a few times and think it is important that our veteran brothers and sisters get the support they need, you’re only a soldier for so long, but you are a veteran forever.

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13 Company SW London ACF - Smashing it London Style!

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The Cadets and Adult Volunteers from 13 Company SW London ACF have got an early march on Walking Home For Christmas this year! Led by Joe Cox and Kaz Lorimer the team are doing a 18 mile walk from Putney to the Royal Hospital Chelsea, with one of the team Andy Hurcumb even carrying a Christmas tree on the route to deliver to the hospital!

Walking With The Wounded's Megan Taylor went down to meet the team on the 23rd November to get some early photos in and was blown away by the passion and enthusiasm of the cadets and volunteers. We cant wait for the walk on the 12th December, where they will be stopping at their 7 different detachments from Putney to Wimbledon, Morden, Southfields, Balham, Battersea to Chelsea Hospital. 

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