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Let’s hear it for our victorious MDS team

On Monday our team of Marathon des Sables runners returned from the desert triumphant, having completed the event which is known as the toughest footrace on earth, and collectively raising £110,000 for our Head Start Programme.

 

Their efforts will enable 300 ex service personnel across the country who possess mental health difficulties to receive a full course of psychotherapy from accredited private therapists.

The 6 day long gruelling desert marathon came with many highs and lows as temperatures soared above 45 degrees, sand storms swept the camp and severe blisters took their toll. Robert Bartlett,  who has raised over £21,000 for us with his MDS campaign broke an ankle on a vicious ascent – but demonstrated extraordinary determination and single mindedness as he continued to complete the 92k’s of the longest day of the whole event despite his injury – a true reflection of the Walking With The Wounded spirit.

Along with sore feet the team have returned with tales of daring do a plenty and new friendships which were forged under the Saharan sun but as blisters heal and legs recover they are already planning their new challenges. The team now take on the London Marathon alongside Charity Co Founder Ed Parker and South Pole Expedition team member Duncan Slater.

To find out more about this years WWTW London Marathon team, visit their page here.

We’ll be cheering on the team on the day at the 25 mile mark on the Embankment, come and join us.  For more details, please contact Andy Sloan andy@wwtw.org.uk 

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