Supporting Our Wounded Into Work

Raising funds to retrain and re-skill our wounded and support them in finding new careers outside the Military. You can help by making a donation or fundraising for the charity.

Fundraising

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Fundraiser Friday 12/02/2016

Without all of our amazing fundraisers we wouldn’t be able to support vulnerable veterans. To highlight your hard work we are sharing your events and expeditions each Friday to say thank you! Here are a few of the wonderful events you have organised in the past few months:

Sheila and Richard Telfer

On the first Monday of each month Adnam’s Hospital Arms in Colchester runs a quiz night. Several times throughout the year the event is held as a fundraiser for charity and on the 1st February the quiz was held in aid of WWTW. The decision to support WWTW was made by Sheila, who has previously provided counselling and psychotherapy sessions to veterans and says that she understands some of the difficulties with which our ex-servicemen and women struggle.

Tables were pre-booked for three to five people and the evening was well-attended.  Each participant paid £5.00 and at half-time a turkey curry and rice supper was provided by Richard Telfer.  The winning table won a Sunday lunch and the runners up took home a couple of bottles of wine.

The quiz raised a total of £288.16 and a fun night was had by all!

Dave Cummings

Dave has been organising a Northern Soul music Night at Leeholme Workingmens Club for just over three years. The dance event is held three times a year, and originated from conversations with listeners to his Northern Soul radio show which is broadcast every Friday 9pm-11pm on www.bishopfm.com

Dave decided that he wanted to hold the event in aid of WWTW because both he and his wife Monica “have admired the work that the charity does with injured service personnel”. All those who worked at the event generously gave their services for free and some fantastic prizes were kindly donated by the local brewery to a raffle which was held on the night as well.

Dave said, “The event was well supported and it was busy from the doors opening at 7pm right up to the end of the night at 1.30am. It was a fantastic night, with a great atmosphere, superb music and the added bonus was that we raised funds for a great cause.”

For Quinine and Country

In January, Daniel, Chris and Rod drove 2,500km from South to North India over 14 days in an autorickshaw to raise money for WWTW and Cool Earth and raised an incredible  £1,394 for WWTW!

After almost three weeks surviving on take-away food, the group decided they would hold a black tie fundraising dinner after the Rickshaw Run  to “remind themselves of what fine dining is”. The event, taking place on the 19th February, will include a short film of the team’s adventure, a raffle and prizes for the best Indian-twist on black tie or ball gown. All tables have now been sold.

If you would like to find out more about their Indian adventure or make a donation to the team visit: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/ForQuinineAndCountry2016

 

 

Thank you to all of our Fundraisers this week, we are incredibly grateful for your support. If you have been inspired to hold your own event, click here to find out more about becoming a fundraiser:

http://walkingwiththewounded.org.uk/support-the-walk/become-a-fundraiser/

 

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