Captain Ibrar ‘Ibi’ Ali (Yorkshire Regiment) lost his right arm from below the elbow in Iraq in 2007 when his vehicle patrol was targeted by a roadside bomb. Ibi was awarded the Military Cross for continuing to command his devastated patrol during a grim two hour wait for an air evacuation in Basra and was part of our South Pole expedition in 2013.
Ibi recently spoke to the pupils from Clifton School, St Peter’s and St. Olave’s in York – ranging in age from 4-18 years old. The three schools are fundraising for Walking With The Wounded this year and have already raised a staggering £11,000. This kind of support is invaluable and will go a long way in helping us provide vulnerable veterans’ independence through employment.
“Captain Ali was so engaging with all the pupils, they were inspired by listening to him speak, seeing his photographs and hearing about his adventures and challenges. His visit has really helped our young children to understand the motivation for our fundraising.” Deputy Head of Clifton School, Antonia Clarke