The brilliant benefits of Walking Home For Christmas
Walking Home For Christmas won’t win you medals but it will earn you respect – from the friends you walk with and the friends who donate. And crucially it will raise vital funds for veterans who have little to look forward to this Christmas.
- You’ll feel proud.
- You’ll look silly for a perfect selfie.
- You’ll create unforgettable memories.
- You’ll love the camaraderie of your adventure.
- You’ll have your own story to tell over Christmas.
- You’ll support veterans who’ve walked in far more dangerous places for us.
Other benefits of Walking Home For Christmas
- RESILIENCE. Taking on a challenge whatever the weather will toughen you up – all put in perspective by the experiences of the veterans you are supporting.
- FRIENDSHIP. It’s the perfect excuse to call old friends. To check they are ok, to share old memories, to walk and talk and build more memories.
- PRIDE. A sense of achievement from what you will accomplish.
- NETWORKING. You’ll be surprised by the conversations this can help you strike up, be that raising your profile at work or making new friends in your community.
- MENTAL HEALTH. It is well reported that walking can improve your wellbeing – it can help relieve anxiety and depression, lift spirits and spark creativity.
There’s also the covenant...
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.
Walking Home For Christmas is a fundraising campaign aimed bringing people together to undertake a walk which is relatively challenging to them at a cold and dark time of year. We encourage you to 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.