Following a successful year, Walking with the Wounded are delighted to announce that they have been nominated in The Sun Military Awards for their contribution to the Armed Forces.
The Sun Military Awards, also known as ‘The Millies’, celebrates the bravery of the armed forces and awards military heroes who have made enormous sacrifices and have served their country with the highest distinction in the past year.
Walking with the Wounded, stormed into the record books earlier this year as they became the first team of wounded servicemen to reach the Geographical North Pole unsupported.
They were also joined for four days by HRH Prince Harry, the Expedition Patron.
It took the expedition team a remarkable 13 days to reach 90 degrees north, after battling temperatures of minus 38C and winds ranging at an average of 50mph.
Over the past year, Walking with the Wounded have continued to raise funds to reach their target of over £2m to re-skill and re-train injured servicemen and women from the British Armed Forces.
Ed Parker, Founder of Walking with the Wounded commented; “We are hugely honoured and humbled to have been nominated for a Millie. From our perspective, awareness of these extraordinary young men and women is one of the key factors for their long term reintegration into the civilian workplace. Our nomination will certainly raise that awareness a little further.”
The awards ceremony, which is now in it’s fourth year, will take place at The Imperial War Museum in central London on Monday 19th December.
The star-studded event will be presented by Phillip Schofield and Amanda Holden and will feature guest presenters from the judging panel, including Jeremy Clarkson, Ross Kemp, Frank Lampard and Samantha Cameron.
A Night of Heroes:The Sun Military Awards will be broadcast on ITV1 on Wednesday 21st December at 20:30