Every year, amazing supporters take on our Walking Home For Christmas challenge, collectively raising funds to aid veterans and their families. Whether it is the journey from the workplace to home, embarking on a challenging hundred-mile march, or carrying a Christmas tree through the heart of a bustling city, we have curated a selection of previous fundraiser ideas to ignite your imagination for your 2023 challenge.
The 100 Mile Stretcher: Having participated in WHFC for the past few years, Michael concluded that a 100-mile walk did not quite match the level of endurance his trainees needed for pursuing a career in the Armed Forces. In 2020, his team decided to elevate the stakes by embarking on a 100-mile journey, circling York Race Course while bearing a 50kg stretcher.
From Hub to Home: Jennie’s husband dedicated 13 years to military service, and two years ago, he reenlisted as a tank transporter and became a sponsored reservist. To support her husband, Jennie committed to walking the 199-mile stretch between his camp in Bulford, Wiltshire, and their family home in Norfolk.
13 Company SW London ACF – Smashing it London Style: Under the leadership of Joe Cox and Kaz Lorimer, the Cadets and Adult Volunteers of 13 Company SW London ACF undertook an impressive 18-mile journey, trekking from Putney to the Royal Hospital Chelsea. Among the team, Andy Hurcumb went above and beyond by carrying a Christmas tree along the route, intending to deliver it to the hospital.
Tackling Mount Skiddaw: A team of veterans took on Skiddaw, the UK’s 6th highest mountain raising funds for Walking Home For Christmas. Scaling over 3,000 feet, they successfully reached the summit!
11 Miles of Christmas: A team representing Cygnet Health Care in Manchester embarked on an 11-mile walk, starting from Walking With The Wounded’s Manchester hub on Canada Street and concluding at Cygnet Health Care’s offices in Bury.
Barry Swire, Cygnet Health Care Operations Director South East and Armed Forces Champion said,
“I served in the Armed Forces and, I wanted to take on a challenge with colleagues from Cygnet Health Care that would support fellow veterans [at] Christmas. Walking With The Wounded’s ‘Walking Home For Christmas’ challenge presents the perfect opportunity for colleagues to come together, get outside and walk to support a great cause.”