Walking Home For Christmas 2017
THANK YOU to everyone who took part in 2016. Missed out or loved it and have a better plan to do it again? Pre-register now for 2017 to support homeless and other vulnerable veterans
Walking Home For Christmas is Walking With The Wounded’s campaign to serve those who served us by organising a walk to raise money this Christmas. Support our ex servicemen and women with mental, physical or social injuries, such as homelessness, by helping them to reintegrate back into society and regain their independence, through employment.
- Sign up to do your own walk or organise a public or private group walk
- Receive a pack with a branded Santa hat, wristband and fundraising and walk ideas
- Set your plan, raise money and rope in your friends.
- Walk any distance, anywhere, anytime between Friday 8 - Sunday 17 December
- Want to get started now? Set up a fundraising page – Could your walk raise £50?
- Is home too far? Be inventive. Walk to the park & ride, a party, a landmark, a friends house, get off the tube a stop early… and make it sociable
- Good luck!
Many of our veterans have walked in far worse and more dangerous environments than we might care to imagine. Be inspired by their determination and challenge yourself to take part.
66,090 reasons to take part*
*The estimated number of ex servicemen and women who left the military between 1991 and 2014 who will need support for service-related physical or mental health issues. (King’s College, 2016)
“There is a good body of evidence suggesting that the majority of those with healthcare needs do not ask for help.” Neil Greenberg, Professor of Defence Mental Health, King’s College, and WWTW trustee.
“Walking With The Wounded have given me a lot of support and direction. The harsh reality is that without this support I would probably have ended up in jail.“ Sean
“When I was injured I was very frustrated and quite angry. I had no confidence and thought I’d never work again. Since then, with the support I have received I have regained about 70% of the freedom I lost when I was injured.“ Anam
“I have purpose again and am valued for what I do and in turn this helps me fight my demons and aid my recovery.” Naomi
Who Will Your Money Help?
- Walking With The Wounded supports veterans with physical, mental or social injuries on their journey to long-term security, independence and employment.
- This includes supporting homeless veterans, veterans in the criminal justice system and those in need of mental health support.
- We have projects in London, Manchester, Glasgow, Dundee, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Catterick, Aldershot, Colchester and Bristol with more opening soon.
- Meet the ex-servicemen and women you are helping to support and read about our innovative programmes.
£800 Will support a veteran through Project Nova
£675 is the average cost of a course of therapy sessions through Head Start
£2361 is the average award for a beneficiary going through First Steps
£706.56 is the average cost of a for each beneficiary in the Home Straight Programme
GET YOUR COMPANY INVOLVED
- Team outing – Walk to a dinner, Christmas party, gig or sporting fixture
- Challenge clients – Walk between offices, to a client – anywhere that gets you unique, memorable time with them
- Employee well-being – Encourage staff to ditch the tube, car or bus and try walking home
- Business development – Create an industry walk event for targets and clients old and new to engage with while highlighting your CSR commitments
- Incentivise – Get competitive and reward staff sign ups/fundraising with a draw for extra holiday, Christmas hamper or bubbles
- Workplace Challenge – Use WHFC as part of your firm’s introduction to or participation in the national Workplace Challenge
- Encourage parents to sign up and walk to/from school with their children on a particular day or any time in December.
- An alternative staff Christmas team night out – walk to a restaurant for some well deserved R&R.
Pre register with just your email address using the link above and we'll be in touch in September.
If you want to talk through any questions or ideas in advance then we’d love to hear from you.
Please call Viveca on 01263 863 902 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.