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We get locked down, but we get up again

WWTW Staff don their santa hats, taking on their own WHFC challenges across the country


Last Thursday, WWTW Staff donned their Santa Hats and facemasks to take on their own challenges across the country.

The Manchester Team, aptly named, Livin La Vida Lockdown and comprising of Joel Oxberry, Tom Knight and Scott Briggs, completed 20km each carrying a 20kg weight, to represent the burden of weight that many ex-servicemen and women bear due to poor mental health.

WWTW Employment Advisor, Lynsey Cordiner walked 14 miles from the war memorial in Newcastle City Centre to Whitley Bay Cenotaph, accompanied by her dad and Max the cockerspaniel.

Anna Tydeman, HR Business partner, took a 'walk down memory lane', with her partner Stuart and their pup Leia. They walked from their current home to the childhood homes, a 12 mile round trip in total. Anna is part of Team 200,000 a collaborative effort from our HR, Finance, and Head Start team, joining forces to get active, support those who served and collectively complete 200,000 steps. The team smashed their target, making the most of the fresh air, finishing their challenge have completed over 500,000 steps between them.


Positive Pathways Project Assistant, Gemma McDonald, joined forces with her family as part of team 'Angels of the North'. They will each be completing100 miles between the 1st and 20th December, with her dad and brother doubling their efforts and going the extra (100) miles, to complete 200 miles by the 20th.

North East Operations Manager, Tommy Watson, took an easy 25 mile stroll with his wife and 5 dogs! 

And WWTW HQ got in on the action by completing their War Memorial Walkabout covering over 200 miles between them and over 10 war memorials throughout the county of Norfolk.

Inspired by these challenges? You still have time to sign up for Walking Home For Christmas, registration closes on the 18th December! Sign up here