Walking With The Wounded and Help for Heroes are joining forces this winter to support hundreds more Veterans and their families who will be struggling this Christmas.
Earlier this year, The Duke of Sussex announced that more collaboration was needed within the Military sector. Walking With The Wounded and Help for Heroes, who have worked together since 2012, are now going one step further by working together on the Walking Home For Christmas campaign. Funds raised will support vulnerable Veterans, including those who are unemployed or struggling with their mental health.
Between 13 – 23 December walkers will throw on their Santa hats and walk the walk of their choice. Simply register online for your free fundraising pack.
The campaign, now in its fifth year, has so far raised over £1m for vulnerable Veterans.
“Both our organisations are helping the same person” said WWTW CEO, Edward Parker. “We help them in different ways. We reach them in different ways. But essentially, the Veterans and their families are the people we’re all supporting. It’s all about the camaraderie and the impact that we know we’re having.”
Help for Heroes CEO, Mel Waters, said: “You can feel really removed from Society and often need a little bit more support. We want to make a difference together and I really hope the public get behind this.”
Need some inspiration?
- Train-ing plan – Get off the train or tube early and donate the money saved.
- Workplace challenge – Walk with colleagues or clients to a dinner or drinks with a sweepstake on timings.
- Reunion walk – Meet up with old friends or colleagues and catch up while you walk.
The challenge is yours. Find out more or sign up at: www.walkinghomeforchristmas.com
You can also join the conversation on social media using: #WalkingHomeForChristmas