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WWTW team heads out to Jordon to trek the Wadi Rum

One of the biggest impacts of the pandemic on event fundraising has been the curtailment or outright cancellation of overseas charity challenges. An ever popular staple of the charity calendar, these routinely attract huge audiences and command impressive fundraising numbers year after year – and Walking With The Wounded are no exception.

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November 1st, Veteran, Brian Wood, to run 25 marathons in 25 days to commemorate British Soldiers who died in Afghanistan and Iraq wars.

On November 1st, Brian Wood MC, former Colour Sergeant, Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, will take on a 635-mile marathon challenge in a personal tribute to the 635 British Armed Forces personnel who lost their lives during the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.

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SHARE A WALK TO SHARE THE LOAD – IT’S TIME TO ADDRESS OUR MENTAL HEALTH - Written by Joel Oxberry, WWTW Head of Income.

Needless to say, the pandemic has been a tough time for the third sector; we have all faced reduced income due to less face-to-face fundraising and hurdles to jump as Covid restrictions became our very way of life.

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WWTW staff and supporters take part in CEO Sleepout

On Monday 18th of October, just over 50 business leaders, owners, executives and senior leaders from the Manchester area joined the CEO Sleepout for an outdoor, overnight stay at Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Club, raising funds for people who have found themselves homeless.

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The Grenadier Walk of Oman highlights

Earlier this month, a team of wounded serving and ex-military took on The Grenadier Walk of Oman, of which The Duke of Sussex is the Expedition Patron, walking 350km from Pen-Y-Fan in Wales to the Anglo Omani Society in London.

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Thanks to the support of Veterans’ Foundation, one of our Employment Advisors in the South East has recently been busy with a partnership between WWTW and Hampshire Countryside services.

A group of 3 beneficiaries (and hopefully more soon) have been attending a project weekly, alongside the EA, working with rangers on the Countryside Access Team.

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‘Reimagined’ Grenadier Walk of Oman expedition, reaches finish line in London

Walking With The Wounded’s (‘WWTW’) latest expedition, The Grenadier Walk of Oman, reimagined in the UK, of which The Duke of Sussex is the Expedition Patron –has reached the finish line in London.

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Grenadier Walk of Oman. Day 12- Together we overcome.

They have made it! The Grenadier Walk of Oman team has reached the official finish line at The Anglo Omani Society in London.

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Grenadier Walk of Oman. Day 11 - NHS and Mental Health support

The NHS is the principal partner of Walking With The Wounded and our team works closely with NHS teams across the country to support with the delivery of mental health, employment and care coordination programmes for those who served and their family members.

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The Grenadier Walk of Oman. Day 10- The importance of camaraderie

When you join the Armed Forces, you join a close, tight-knit community and when ex-service personnel leave their career in the Armed Forces, often, the thing they cite as missing the most is the sense of camaraderie and brotherhood.

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