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Meet the MDS Team 2021 - Jamie Maker

In October a group of 19 runners will be heading out to the Sahara Desert to take part in the Marathon des Sables, one of the toughest endurance races in the world where participants will run 156 miles in 7 days. In the run up to the race, we are introducing you to some of the team. Next up we have Jamie Maker, Global Business Director for Hogarth Worldwide.

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Green Park take on WWTW’s Cumbrian Challenge

Walking With The Wounded are heading to the Lake District to host our annual flagship fundraising event, the Cumbrian Challenge. After the event’s postponement from last year due to covid, everyone is looking forward to a successful event, with hundreds of teams taking part in a covid-secure setting.

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Cumbrian Challenge, Covid-19 and keeping you safe -Written by James Davis, WWTW Events Manager

The past 18 months have been some of the toughest that we have gone through; individually, as a nation, and across the world. As a charity, we have seen first-hand how much the pandemic has changed the way we live.

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Smith & Pinching to take on the Cumbrian Challenge

So far, hundreds of Corporates and almost 200 teams have signed-up to hike together and raise funds to support veterans and their families.

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Meet the WWTW MDS Team 2021 – Emma Carpenter

In October 2021, an outstanding group of 19 ultra-runners will be taking on the infamous Marathon des Sables (MDS), a seven-day ultra-marathon in the heat of the Sahara Desert, in order to raise funds for WWTW’s work. In the lead up to the race, we will be introducing you to some of the team. Over the years, WWTW has invited different teams to take part in the event on behalf of the charity. In this interview, we hear from Emma Carpenter.

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Need support?

The events unfolding in Afghanistan may be distressing to people who have served or been affected by combat.

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Sappers to get Sandy in the Sahara!

Sappers taking on the Marathon des Sables to support WWTW

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Chamber Health & Wellbeing take on WWTW’s Cumbrian Challenge

In less than one month, hundreds of teams will be taking part in Walking With The Wounded’s flagship fundraiser, the Cumbrian Challenge, in order to raise funds for those who served. Despite being postponed due to the pandemic, this year will be the biggest event yet.

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Walking With The Wounded are delighted to announce that The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity have awarded us £24,000 to support those who have served in the Royal Navy or Royal Marines.

WWTW are grateful for the continued support of The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, who are the principal charity of the Royal Navy. They exist to support sailors, marines and their families, for life. They have enabled us to provide our employment, mental health and care coordination programmes since 2017.

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Walking With The Wounded’s Cumbrian Challenge Countdown Begins

Walking With The Wounded, is set to return to Grasmere in September to host our annual Cumbrian Challenge. The event which was postponed twice last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic is set to take place next month on September 11th, 2021.

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