This Christmas, Walking With The Wounded and Help for Heroes are joining forces to provide those veterans who are struggling with the support they need and deserve.
Earlier this year, Prince Harry announced that the support for the Armed Forces and veteran communities would only get better through greater collaboration within the military sector. WWTW and Help for Heroes, who have been working together delivering leading class recovery since 2012, are now honouring Prince Harry’s vision even further. This year, Walking Home for Christmas will be a joint fundraising campaign that will raise money to support veterans who are unemployed or struggling with their mental health.
Participants can register for the walk online for free and upon registration will receive a fundraising pack and Santa hat in the post. Between 13 – 23 December, participants will walk the walk of their choice, wearing their Santa hat to raise awareness and money for those who have valiantly served their country.
The campaign is now in its fifth year and has so far raised more than £1m for the most at-risk veterans. The longest walk to date was by a grandmother in Suffolk who walked 400 miles to visit a family member in Northern Ireland in honour of her serving grandson. Other walks have included people carrying their Christmas tree home, collecting a turkey from a farm on foot and getting old regimental colleagues back together for a walk.
Popular British retailer, Matalan, has been announced as the headline sponsor of the fun walking challenge. Walking Home for Christmas hopes to encourage the nation to lace up their boots and organise a walk in their community to raise money. Matalan has over 200 stores nationwide and is a huge part of helping to inspire the nation. With a loyal customer base who are active supporters of our nation’s wounded Veterans, this partnership is a great fit for both Matalan and the service charities.
Register your interest today at www.walkinghomeforchristmas.com