Leading military charity Walking With The Wounded (WWTW), has made the decision to postpone their fundraising expedition to Oman until the new year, as they adhere to Government Covid-19 guidelines both in the UK and Oman.
Due to begin on the 20 November and ending on the 11 December, The Grenadier Walk of Oman will take five ex-military personnel and one member still currently serving to the hostile environment of the Omani desert. The trek is set to see the team tackle one of their toughest challenges yet, as they pull a 100kg cart across the Omani desert. Serving members of the Omani Armed Forces will also be part of the team.
In light of the recent Covid-19 updates, with a second spike and further restrictions expected, the safety of the team embarking on the trek is of paramount importance. Therefore, the Grenadier Walk of Oman expedition will now run from the 18 February – 9 March 2021.
Charities such as WWTW are vital to continue their support to ex-servicemen and women, who are suffering or have suffered from physical and psychological injuries. With those embarking on the challenge all having suffered from such injuries, The Grenadier Walk of Oman highlights the importance of why we must support those who have served, as they transition back into civilian life.
Ed Parker, CEO of WWTW said:
“Our team have been training extremely hard over the last few months and are mentally, physically and emotionally prepared for this huge adventure. However, in light of the current global situation and with the rise in Covid-19 cases, we have decided to put the expedition on hold until the new year. The Grenadier Walk Of Oman will still go ahead in 2021, but for now we must keep in-line with the Governments guidelines and ensure we only move forward once it is safe to do so. The team will continue to keep up their training in a safe and secure environment. I want to thank all of our partners, in the UK and Oman, for their flexibility and understanding in this delay.”
Now that the expedition has been delayed, the team will not be taking their boots off in a hurry. They will continue to get their steps in over the next few months by focusing on Walking With The Wounded’s Walking Home For Christmas campaign, which will be announced in the coming weeks.
For more information on The Grenadier Walk of Oman and to be kept up to date on the latest news and dates, please visit the following site – www.walkofoman.co.uk
The Grenadier Walk of Oman is supported by The Duke of Sussex in his role as the official Expedition Patron, along with support from the Royal Office of HM Sultan Haitham bin Tariq and in partnership with the Omani armed forces.