WWTW launches ‘Overcoming’ podcast to mark 10th Year Anniversary
New episodes released monthly, guests include ex RAF Sgt Duncan Slater and ex Para turned World Champion cyclist, Jaco van Gass.
WWTW launches a new podcast series, ‘Overcoming’. The podcast focuses on ordinary people who have had extraordinary experiences, from veterans who have overcome life-changing challenges to figures from public life.
The first episode features WWTW Ambassador, veteran, and double leg amputee- Duncan Slater. During the 30-minute podcast, Duncan Slater discusses his military career and the tour in Afghanistan that changed his life forever.
Duncan Slater, WWTW Ambassador, said, “I have supported Walking With The Wounded for several years. I am excited to be involved in the ‘Overcoming’ Podcast series and to share my story. Walking With The Wounded backed me when no one else would. They supported me to achieve some incredible feats, from skiing to the South Pole to becoming the first double amputee to complete the infamous Marathon des Sables.”
Fergus Williams, CEO of WWTW, commented, “The Overcoming podcast presents a new platform for us to share the stories that help to shape who we are as an organisation, what we do, and who we support. Walking With The Wounded launched off the back of an expedition to the North Pole in 2011, since then WWTW has experienced phenomenal growth due to our innovative collaborations to address veteran issues. We are now a national charity with teams across the UK, working closely with the NHS, our principal partner, and we have supported more than 10,000 veterans and their families. The new podcast is a chance for us to share some of the incredible stories from people across the whole organisation.”
Further episodes include interviews with the charity’s 2021 Walk of Oman expedition team and a reunion of the North Pole team, including Jaco van Gass, medically discharged from the Parachute Regiment after losing his arm while serving in Afghanistan and has gone on to become a World Champion cyclist.