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.

Marathon des Sables 2016

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Ed Parker

 

Ed is the Charity Co-Founder and CEO. In 2011 Ed skied to the North Pole with the first WWTW expedition and team of wounded service personnel and in 2013 joined the U.S team as part of the South Pole Allied Challenge. Ed turned 50 in October 2015 when his training began in earnest and this will be Ed’s biggest personal challenge yet – a fantastic undertaking for his 50th year !

You can support Ed in his MdS challenge by donating on his fundraising page:
http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/EdwardParker2 

Why did you sign up to the MdS? 

Because I still love being able to physically challenge myself, and it will be a privilege to be in such a remote and harsh place.

Why WWTW? 

Tricky one…….!

How’s your training going – what have you done so far, which milestones have you hit and are you happy with where you are so far?

It seems to be going fairly well. The cold dark mornings are quite challenging when it comes to getting out onto the road and I am looking forward to running somewhere a little warmer! I completed the Druid’s Ultra in November, 84 miles in three days, and I was still able to move at the end which I took as an encouraging sign. Looking ahead, I am planning more long sessions on the Norfolk beaches, a couple of days in the Peak District and a couple of days in the Cairngorms.

What do you see as the biggest challenge?

Managing the heat.

What luxuries will you treat yourself to during the MdS?

A couple of extra packs of wet wipes, an inflatable pillow and slippers for the evening!

What 1 item of food are you taking which is your treat?

Peanut M&M’s

What will you be listening to on your iPod

Probably best I don’t say….my children would only groan in embarrassment.

Is there anything which you know you will be looking forward to at the end, before even beginning?!

The sense of satisfaction of completing such a challenge, and knowing that the money I am raising will make a real difference to a number of veterans struggling with mental health problems.

 

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