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Cumbrian Challenge Postponed to September

WWTW's flagship fundraising event will now take place on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th September 2021 because of the continuation of the Covid-19 pandemic and the latest advice from Public Health England


Although we are disappointed not to be hitting the hills in May, we believe this is the right thing for us to do in order to protect the Cumbrian Challenge supporters, including participants, staff, volunteers and beneficiaries. 

All participants will be deferred to the new date in September, and a covid-compliant training opportunity has been provided to get them into the hills in May or June with their team, a mountain guide and a beneficiary.

It is an opportunity to:

  • Re-engage with their team;
  • Train for September; and
  • Focus on their health and wellbeing 

We have individual slots for a limited number of teams to do this in the Lake District or the Peak District. Please contact tom.grimshaw@wwtw.org.uk to register your interest.

This is not the first time the Cumbrian Challenge has been postponed due to the current pandemic and clearly, this has an impact on the charity and the ex-military we support.

Walking With The Wounded has been part of the solution during the pandemic, from making over 15,000 covid welfare calls to delivering food parcels through our volunteering programme, OP-REGEN, but we need your fundraising in order to continue our vital work.

Moving the date of the Cumbrian Challenge from May to September presents us logistical challenges, but these are minimal compared to the stress and anxiety of unemployment, depression, physical and mental injury, homelessness and suicidal thoughts that some of those we support live with on a daily basis.

We hope this announcement can be used to re-engage teams this spring and help raise funds again – every pound will be put immediately into use. Thank you so much for your support.

If you are unable to attend in September, we ask you kindly to seek friends or colleagues who may take over your team and fill your boots to support the cause. 

We're all looking forward to seeing all participants healthy and well in better times in September. 

Thank you in advance for your continued support.