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 couple of the wonderful fundraisers who have gone out of their way to raise money for our wounded.
Ryann Peterson and the KIER Commandos
In March 2016 Ryann Peterson ran he Silverstone Half Marathon followed by the London Marathon in April. In May and June, some of the Kier Commandos team completed two mud runs then in July the whole Kier Commandos team took part in the National Three Peaks Challenge in 24 hours. Still going Ryann will run the Great North Half Marathon in September. We would like to thank the whole Kier Commandos team consisting of Ryann Peterson, Dale Badhams, Claire Apted, Matthew Coates, Will Hendry, Mark Rust, Edward Robinson, Andy Boutle, Ian Barber, Tom Parker, Ben Adams, Nick Grant, Dora Zielinski, Arek Zielinski, James Thorburn. As well as Andy Knowles as support and the KIER corporation for their match funding and having so far smashed their target of £6,000 and raised £8,875.
Steve says “Well I completed The British 10k London run on Sunday and my first fundraising event for WWTW and I was so proud to be fundraising for such a great charity I found the race very emotional especially running passed a veteran with a prosthetic limb very touching indeed also all the pats on the back I received as runners saw the charity I was running for.
It’s lovely to participate in events like this and fundraise for a touching cause and helping all the veterans with physical , mental or social injury to gain the skills and qualifications necessary to develop new careers out the military , I even find this emotional writing this. Thank you for all the donations received.”
Thank you Steve from all of us here at Walking With The Wounded for your support and raising £1,496.00 for us so far. http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SteveRendell
Surrey Wing Air Cadets walk
Training started in January 2016, and we have seen Air Cadets from across Surrey complete the RAF 2 day qualifying march, and the 46 mile, 20 hour Pathfinder challenge.
The marching season is coming to its end with one final challenge. The International Four Day Marches in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, is the largest marching event in the world. Initially set up to promote importance of endurance exercise and the need for it as part of basic military training, 2016 will see the march celebrate its 100th march. 50,000 military and civilian participants will take to the streets and walk 100 miles over 4 days. The Surrey Wing Nijmegen Training Team (SWNTT) will walk as part of the British Military Contingent and have previously been awarded the Best Cadet Team accolade.
It is common place on these marches for teams to carry unit or national flags. This year the Surrey Wing Nijmegen Training Team has been focusing their efforts in raising funds for Walking with the Wounded. Each Surrey team carried a Walking With The Wounded flag throughout the march and as they begin the journey to Nijmegen today, the team has so far raise raised over £10,000 for the charity. Walking With The Wounded would like to thank you all and wish you the best of luck for the challenge ahead.