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LONDON SOUTH-WEST ARMY CADET DETACHMENT WALKED 22 MILES CARRYING A CHRISTMAS TREE TO SURPRISE ROYAL HOSPITAL CHELSEA, HOME TO THE CHELSEA PENSIONERS

On December 12th, the 13 Company South West London Army Cadet Force, embarked on a 22-mile challenge as they carried a Christmas tree from their detachment in Putney to the Royal Hospital in Chelsea.


Joe Cox, Detachment Commander of the 13 Company Southwest London Army Cadet Force, said, “I am incredibly proud of the work that the Army Cadets do to support those who served. Last year, the Army Cadets took part in Walking Home For Christmas and raised a phenomenal amount of money to support Walking Home For Christmas. This year, the 13 Company Southwest London detachment once again donned their Walking Home For Christmas Santa hats and walked to spread some Christmas cheer to the Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioners.”

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.

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.