"I now have the energy to get up and get on with getting my life back together."
Hear Duncan's story and find out how Walking Home For Christmas really does make a difference.
"I am looking forward to spending Christmas with my son as I can now afford to give him the Christmas he deserves", says Duncan from Aldershot who joined the Army in 1989, aged 18, and served in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) as a vehicle mechanic. During his 12 years in the Army Duncan undertook operational duties in Northern Ireland, Macedonia, Bosnia and Kosovo.
In 2001, Duncan left the army and joined the fitness industry. However, he began to struggle financially and in 2015 he was given notice to leave his rented accommodation. Duncan became a resident of Mike Jackson House in Aldershot which provides supported accommodation to veterans, although the loss of his independence took its toll and Duncan openly admits to being reclusive.
Since living at Mike Jackson House, Duncan has received support from Walking With The Wounded's Employment Advisors to create a CV, have interview practice and to secure job opportunities.
Duncan has been in full time employment in the healthcare industry since February 2016. He is part of a successful marketing team and is now the most senior member of his team.
"I now have the energy to get up and get on with getting my life back together. Mike Jackson House helped put a roof over my head and supported me until I got back into work."
You can make a difference to the futures of ex-servicemen and women like Duncan, simply by going for walk this December. All we ask is that you sign up and put your best foot forward, and in turn serve those who have served us.
"I am supporting Walking Home For Christmas because there are ex-soldiers out on the streets and this will help support them and help make their lives better."
Sign up to Walking Home For Christmas here!