Walking With The Wounded Charity Update

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Partnership For New Employment Programme

Walking With The Wounded have joined forces with the RFEA (The Regular Forces Employment Association) and Alabaré to fund an employment advisor to work exclusively with wounded veterans.

Alabaré opened their first home for veterans in 2009 and have since established multiple homes across the South West of England, focusing on supporting wounded veterans through their transition into civilian life. The RFEA specialise in providing training opportunities and information to ex-servicemen and women and through Walking With The Wounded’s funding have hired Tony Lovegrove, ex-royal navy and involved in the judicial system, to lead the course with the aim of improving the skills and confidence of fifty-two wounded veterans over a twelve month period.

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Walking With The Wounded are very excited to be working with the RFEA and Alabaré on this programme, and look forward to helping our wounded on their journey to civilian employment. For more information on the partnership take a look at our news post.

Walking With The Wounded Run Hackney

This Summer on 22 June, the streets of London will be hit with a fresh new half marathon: Run Hackney! Walking With The Wounded are proud to have a team of five representatives taking part, and we want you to get your running shoes at the ready and join us for the very first Run Hackney Half Marathon.

With a route that goes right through the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Run Hackney promises to be something really special for runners and Walking With The Wounded can’t wait to be there on the starting line.

We hope to have as many participants as possible fundraising for Walking With The Wounded so visit the website at www.runhackney.com and sign up today!

Take Part In The Largest Three-Legged Race!

On Friday 2 May, Walking With The Wounded are organising an incredible Guinness World Record attempt for the ‘Largest Three-Legged Race Across Multiple Venues’ and we’re looking for as many schools as possible to take part!

This exciting event will help to inspire a love of charity and giving in students from a young age as they work their way down a 200 metre course with hopping, jumping and probably a stumble or two! Each pupil will be raising a minimum of £5 for wounded service men and women and if we beat the current record of 930 pairs (which we expect to 20 times over!) then each school that takes part will receive a Guinness World Record Certificate.

“This new Guinness World Record Attempt is a fantastic opportunity for Walking With The Wounded to engage with local communities and encourage school children to get involved with the charity. We hope this will be a huge nationwide event with participants taking us well over the current World Record of 1,860 participants. It is a great way to raise awareness about what we do as an organisation and get a much younger audience involved with our fundraising. Thank you to everyone who has shown their support so far and please do get involved and help us set a new World Record.”

– Andrew Cook, Director of Fundraising, Walking With The Wounded

To register your school and take part in this fantastic event for Walking With The Wounded, visit the Three Legged Challenge 2014 page!

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