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Fundraiser Friday 19/02/2016

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:

 

 

Palace Green Library

Inspired by the woolly head wear of Antarctic explorers, Palace Green Library asked members of the public to make and donate hats to be sold in aid of WWTW’s Head Start programme. The initiative, entitled ‘Hat Fit For A Hero’ has proved to be a big success and the team have raised an incredible £4,298 through the sale of hats.

The library received over 600 different hand made hats, this number consisted of contributions from local craftspeople, community groups and dedicated individuals, as well as hats sent from as far afield as the USA. Attached to many of the hats were notes of great sentiment, extending heartfelt thanks to our service people.

Exhibition Curator, Julie Biddlecombe-Brown said “The response of the crafting community has been incredible. We had an initial target of 100 hats which we thought was possible at a push. To have received six times that target has helped us to raise more money for this very important charity”.

The hats were sold from Palace Green Library’s gift shop, at Durham’s Winter Festival and in the Bill Bryson Library. Barclays Bank‘s generously match funded the first £1,000 raised and this is included in the total.

More information on ‘A Hat fit for a hero’ can be found here: https://www.dur.ac.uk/palace.green/headstart/

 

 

Mark Middlemas

Mark is one of the incredibly brave people taking part in what is often referred to as ‘the world’s toughest footrace’, the Marathon des Sables, in aid of WWTW.

As part of his fundraising for the event, Mark has organised the ‘world’s toughest pub quiz’ in Temple Walkabout, Embankment, London on Tuesday 1st of March. The quiz is set to begin at 7:45pm and will include a raffle with spectacular prizes. The cost for a team of 5 is £50 and there are currently 20 team slots left to be claimed.

For more information on the event email mmiddlemas@radiumone.com or call 07952 304340. Alternatively you can support Mark in his MdS Challenge, visit his VMG page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/MadMids

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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