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Lake District Cumbrian Challenge event routes revealed

WWTW has just announced three exciting new routes for the Cumbrian Challenge. The Cumbrian Challenge is WWTW’s annual flagship fundraising event which takes place in Grasmere on the weekend of May 14th this year.

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Fergus Williams, WWTW CEO, to cycle from Amsterdam to Paris to mark Armed Forces Day 2022

Fergus has signed-up to take on WWTW’s Battlefield Cycle event to mark Armed Forces Day which takes place on June 25th, 2022.

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A day in the life of Tom Knight, WWTW Operations Manager

Tom Knight has been with Walking With The Wounded (WWTW) since 2016, progressing to Operations Team Manager in the North West. Tom now manages a team of Care Coordinators and IPS Employment Advisors, working closely with the NHS Military Veterans Service (MVS).

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WWTW's 2022 Marathon des Sables team - meet Ben Gallagher

On the 25th March 2022, Ben, a veteran, will be travelling to Morocco to compete in Marathon des Sables, the toughest footrace on earth!

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Walking With The Wounded to receive new mental health grant from the Veterans’ Foundation

The Veterans’ Foundation has awarded Walking With The Wounded’s (WWTW) mental health programme, Head Start, with a new grant dedicated to increasing capacity of the programme and giving faster access to mental health treatments for veterans.

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Walking With The Wounded announce BAE Systems as Presenting Partner of the annual Cumbrian Challenge event

BAE Systems has been announced as one of the Presenting partners of military charity, Walking With The Wounded’s, Cumbrian Challenge, an annual flagship fundraising event. The event is returning to the Lake District in May 2022.

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National Apprenticeship Week

This week marks National Apprenticeship Week. As part of this, we spoke to Tony Lovegrove, an Employment Advisor at Walking With The Wounded.

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Meet WWTW’s Marathon des Sables 2022 team- Glen Watts.

In March 2022, a team of elite runners will gather in the Moroccan desert to take part in the infamous Marathon des Sables. Running 250km across 6 days, the team will face extreme temperatures and physical and mental hurdles.

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Veteran mental health - What is Post Traumatic Growth? - Written by Carolyn Brown.

The process of re-building after a traumatic event can be slow and distressing. A term used to describe ‘bouncing back’ is resilience and the concept of ‘post traumatic growth’ (PTG) indicates that it is possible for some individuals to bounce back to a higher level than before the traumatic event or events.

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The Cumbrian Challenge 2022

Last year, Shaun and his team attempted to climb the Tougher route carrying a rowing machine. This year, his team are preparing to face the route again.

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