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SUFFOLK ARMY CADET FORCE DEPUTY COMMANDANT TO TAKE ON 100 MILE CHARITY WALK HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

This December, Lieutenant Colonel, Robert Simpkin, who is based in Suffolk, will take on a momentous 100-mile sponsored walk to support Walking With The Wounded’s Walking Home For Christmas campaign.


Robert has been involved in the Army Cadet Force (ACF) for 17 years and has 2 children, who both serve in the ACF and the British Armed Forces.

Commenting on his Walking Home For Christmas challenge, Robert said, “I originally got involved with Walking Home For Christmas last year through the Army Cadet Force (ACF). We encouraged our Cadets to get involved because it is great for them to volunteer and raise money for the wider Military family. It also presented a great opportunity to get the Cadets out in the fresh air and keeping active.

The ACF has many instructors who were in the military, so charities that help our veterans are close to my heart. This year I again decided to help and set an example to our Cadets, if they see me getting out there, hopefully, they can be inspired to do the same thing. Personally, I love being outside and walking is also a great way to de-stress and relax.”

Walking Home for Christmas is an annual fundraising campaign for Walking With The Wounded, a charity that provides mental health, employment, care coordination and volunteering opportunities for vulnerable veterans. The campaign encourages anyone from any walk of life to register and fundraise by undertaking a walk to support veterans that need it.

This year, Walking Home For Christmas is raising money to ensure that no one is left behind from the lockdowns. The campaign will focus on supporting veterans and their family members who have been affected by the mental health epidemic that has engulfed the country during the pandemic.

New research commissioned by Walking With The Wounded to support Walking Home For Christmas, found that Brits are still suffering an impact on their mental health caused by lockdowns enforced during the pandemic. 4 in 5 of those surveyed said that they still suffer from the effects on their mental health.

Walkers from previous years have dedicated their walks to loved ones who have been in or have fallen serving our country, have walked to a war memorial, run errands for friends and family or supported their local community.

The campaign invites anyone to register for free, receive a branded Santa hat and do a sponsored walk home, somewhere important to them anytime between 10th -20th December. Head to www.walkinghomeforchristmas.com and register for your free fundraising pack.

 Follow this link to support Robert