Mitie teams take on Walking With The Wounded’s Cumbrian Challenge

There are less than 2 months to go until hundreds of teams descend on Grasmere to take on Walking With The Wounded’s annual Cumbrian Challenge. The event was postponed last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic but thanks to the resilience of our dedicated supporters, this year promises to be bigger and better.

This year, more than 175 teams have signed up to take on the challenge, including 6 teams from Mitie who have so far raised over £6,100 which will enable Walking With The Wounded to continue to deliver vital support services to those who served.

James Davis, Events Manager at Walking With The Wounded, commented,

“Everyone at Walking With The Wounded cannot wait to welcome all of the teams to the annual Cumbrian Challenge. The past 18-months have been incredibly tough for all of us, and we are looking forward to seeing everyone on the hills at Grasmere. We are delighted to see so many people signing up to take part and would like to thank Mitie for continuing to support Walking With The Wounded and our ex-military community.”

Mitie is the UK’s leading facilities management and professional services company. The company managed some of the nation’s most recognised landmarks and work with a wide range of blue-chip private and public sector clients. Mitie is a proud supporter of the UK armed forces community, including reservists and family members of those in the forces. It is a signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant, has been recognised with a Gold Award by the Defence Employers Recognition Scheme and has a dedicated careers portal specifically for veterans seeking a new career in facilities management.

David McGrath, Head of Operations, Civilian Guard Force, Mitie, added,

“As proud champions of the armed forces community, and with a strong network of former forces colleagues, Mitie is pleased to be supporting Walking With The Wounded’s vital work in aid of our nation’s armed forces veterans. We look forward to meeting the teams, beneficiaries and staff of WWTW at the Cumbrian Challenge in September, for an inspiring weekend of solidarity, service and purpose.”

Mitie teams include: ‘Mitie CGF Veterans’ (a team of 4 veterans who have served over 90 years in the Armed Forces between them), Walking 9-5, ‘Perpetual Motion Squad’, ‘Wandering Women’, ‘CGF Trail Warriors’ and ‘Not Fast, Not Furious’.

If your business is looking for a way to celebrate the return of its workforce to the office, there is still time to sign-up and take part in this year’s Cumbrian Challenge. Find out more:

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