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Prince Harry’s visit to the ‘Veterans Village’ on Monday 4th September 2017

Walking With The Wounded welcomed Expedition Patron, Prince Harry, back to Canada Street in Manchester to see what had been achieved since the major DIY SOS transformation took place in 2015.

The ‘Veterans Village’ – once a dilapidated street on the outskirts of Manchester, is now home to some ex-servicemen and women who initially struggled with the transition back into civvy-live after leaving the Armed Forces.

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Doughnut Lick Your Lips – Eat a doughnut for our wounded ex-servicemen and women this September!

Morrisons are donating £1 to Walking With The Wounded for each video uploaded in the #DoughnutLickYourLips campaign!

Thanks to our good friends at Morrisons, Walking With The Wounded is proud to be supported this September by their ‘Doughnut Lick Your Lips’ campaign. Morrisons have launched the idea to promote their freshly baked goods in-store, but will be donating £1 to WWTW for each video uploaded to social media. Please help us to reach £50,000 for our wounded ex-servicemen and women by taking on the challenge!

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Walking With The Wounded beneficiary, Kyle, set to run from Warrington to Ipswich in aid of wounded veterans.

Walking With The Wounded (WWTW) is exceptionally proud of beneficiary, Kyle, who is planning to run from Warrington to Ipswich in just 5 days. Kyle will be starting his 210 mile journey from Warrington on Monday 4th September, aiming to run 42 miles per day.

Kyle served with 9 Parachute Squadron RE (Royal Engineers) and served 2 tours of Afghanistan.

Kyle has explained on his Just Giving page: “I am trying to raise as much money as possible… for PTSD victims.” He is hoping to raise £1000 for the military charity Walking With The Wounded, which supports physically, mentally and socially wounded ex-servicemen and women back into independence by assisting them into sustainable employment and helping them to reintegrate back into society.

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Nottingham couple complete 2,190 mile Appalachian Trail thru-hike for wounded ex-servicemen and women

Simon Richard and Alison Shelford from Nottingham, UK have fundraised over £4,300 for wounded ex-servicemen and women by hiking the Appalachian Trail. The route runs between Springer Mountain (Georgia) to Mount Katahdin (Maine) in the eastern United States, navigating a total of 14 states and approx. 464,500’ gain/loss in elevation. It attracts over 3 million visitors a year as the longest hiking-only trail in the world.

Simon and Alison began the epic 2,190 mile journey on foot from Georgia to Maine on 1st March, with the aim to finish at Mount Katahdin mid-August (a total of 5 ½ months walking).

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Walking With The Wounded join the team at Hougoumont Farm in Belgium to unearth secrets from the epic Battle of Waterloo.

Waterloo Uncovered is “the groundbreaking charity that combines world-class archaeology with veteran care and recovery”. The project began on the farm in 2015, founded by Mark Evans and Charlie Foinette who studied archaeology together at University College London before joining the army. Both chose the Coldstream Guards, the British regiment that played a vital role in the allied victory at Waterloo.

In 2010, returning from Afghanistan, Mark was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). When the MoD began a project to support veterans through archaeology, this revelation got the friends thinking.

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