Huge thanks to Jason Wilkes who will run the Half Marathon of the North on April 28th 2013 to raise funds for Walking With The Wounded.
Having served in both Iraq and Northern Ireland, Jason is committed to removing stigmas surrounding mental injury, sharing his story and inspiring others through his involvement with the charity. Jason served with the Royal Engineers for 19 years and has been stationed all over Europe and Asia.
He lives with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and looks forward to using the challenge to bring attention to this condition.
“PTSD has had a huge impact on my life. I want to show others that mental health concerns are just as important as physical injuries; we are not all invincible following the life changing experiences that we have endured. My experiences have left me with feeling of great guilt… PTSD is a silent killer, but I don’t want to remain silent. No one should.” – Jason Wilkes
Jason is hoping to raise £1,000 that will go entirely to Walking With The Wounded.
Please click here to support him and make a difference in the lives of our ex-servicemen and women.
The Half/MOTN will start at the Stadium of Light and cross the Wearmouth Bridge into the city centre. See the map below: