Walking Home For Christmas won’t win you medals but it will earn you respect and a sense of reward – from the friends you walk with and the friends who donate. And crucially it will raise vital funds for ex-military in need of urgent mental health care.

  • You’ll feel proud.
  • You’ll create unforgettable memories.
  • You’ll have your own story to tell over Christmas.
  • You'll stand out from your crowd, your colleagues, as 'a doer'.
  • You’ll support ex-military who’ve walked in far more dangerous places for us.


  • RESILIENCE. Taking on a challenge whatever the weather – put in perspective by the experiences of our ex-military.
  • FRIENDSHIP. It’s the perfect excuse to call old friends. To check they are ok and have a shared adventure.
  • NETWORKING. Spend time with people you need to spend time with while doing good.
  • FITNESS. Have a goal in the diary to get fit for. Or use it as a kickstarter...
  • MENTAL HEALTH. Walking can improve your well-being, relieving anxiety and depression and sparking creativity.
  • PROMOTION. Use it as a tool to engage staff or customers and show your firm's support for ex-military.

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The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation ensuring those who serve or who have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, are treated fairly.

By taking part in Walking Home For Christmas you are showing your support and if you can get your employer or organisation involved it is a simple way for them to activate or start their commitment to the covenant and work towards their bronze, silver or gold employer recognition awards.


Walking Home For Christmas can be covid-compliant provided walkers respect government guidelines and any local restrictions and wear a facemask where appropriate. It is a cold and dark time of year so please ensure you are properly dressed, have the right footwear if it is wet or icy and make sure you are lit up like a Christmas tree if you are walking on a road and drinking responsibly if going home via a pub.