A team of four British and two American wounded ex Forces personnel are undertaking an epic thousand-mile walk across mainland Britain to raise funds for the Walking With The Wounded charity. The walk started in Scotland on August 22 and is due to finish at Buckingham Palace on November 1.
Team member Matt Fisher, suffered a gunshot wound to the foot on patrol in Afghanistan, which led to an amputation.
He said: “This is giving me lots of opportunities to mix with other people, to clear my head and work out what I want to do. This is the backbone of the charity, helping people like me get back into employment. Every penny raised on expeditions such as these goes straight back into the programmes that do that.”
“The expeditions are the shop front of the charity and this is where we spread the word. There are a lot of aches, pains, sores and blisters and that will continue and probably get worse, but ultimately spirits are high,” he continued.
There are numerous opportunities to meet the team, cheer it on, or show your appreciation. On September 19, the walkers will be paying their respects at the Cenotaph in Manchester, and on September 28 team members will be delivering a free talk in the Ashton Theatre at Shrewsbury School.
The team will mark the walk’s halfway point at the Hereford Guildhall on October 1, and on October 8 it will finish the day at the Rifles Museum at the site of the old Peninsula Barracks in Winchester.
There are also opportunities to climb with the team for a £50 donation. You can join them at Mount Snowdon on September 21 and Pen y Fan in the Brecon Beacons on September 24. More dates are being finalised, so check for more information and updates by clicking here.