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Welcome to Walking With The Wounded's April Newsletter.

Catch up on WWTW's April highlights below:
  • Ben Fogle presents WWTW's BBC One Lifeline appeal
  • WWTW's Queen's Jubilee Beacons to be on show at this years' Cumbrian Challenge
  • Our Marathon des Sables team completed the world's toughest footrace and raised over £106,000
  • WWTW relaunches the Longest Day challenge with Brian Wood
  • WWTW receives a grant from the Veterans' Foundation
Ben Fogle presents WWTW's BBC Lifeline Appeal
 
Ben Fogle, a former Royal Navy Reservist, presented WWTW's BBC Lifeline Appeal, which aired on April 24th 2022. The Lifeline Appeal showcased some of the life-changing work that the charity does to support those who served. The appeal features the stories of Neil, Jeff and Adam, three beneficiaries of the charity who received mental health, care coordination and employment support. 
Find out more about our appeal
WWTW's Queen's Platinum Jubilee Beacons are to be on show at this years' Cumbrian Challenge event. 
 
 The beacons will be lit on the top of the 4 highest peaks in the UK on June 2nd to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Four teams of WWTW staff, beneficiaries, volunteers, and supporters will traverse the highest peaks in the UK: Ben Nevis, Slieve Donard, Mount Snowdon and Scarfell Pike.

Ahead of this event, WWTW is offering Cumbrian Challenge participants a sneak peek of the beacons at our annual Cumbrian Challenge event which takes place on May 14th this year. 
Sign-up to take on the Cumbrian Challenge
WWTW's Marathon des Sables team fundraising hits £106,000

This year, a team of 19 runners took on and completed the challenge in aid of WWTW.  Fighting through heat exhaustion, blistered feet and aching muscles, the team has so far raised £106, 414.86. Their fundraising will support WWTW’s employment, mental health, care coordination and volunteering programmes.

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WWTW relaunches the Longest Day challenge with Brian Wood MC
WWTW has once again teamed up with Brian Wood MC and his brand Keep Attacking to relaunch the Longest Day challenge to mark Armed Forces Day which takes place on June 25th, 2022. 

The Longest Day encourages supporters to go further than they have gone before and set themselves a challenge and a new personal best, all whilst raising vital funds to support veterans and their families with mental health and employment support.

Brian Wood MC, added, “I am excited to be part of The Longest Day event this June. It’s inspiring to see how people take on the challenge, dig deep and keep attacking to get to their finish line. We saw so many incredible Armed Forces supporters take on phenomenal personal challenges last year and I cannot wait to hear all the inspiring stories and personal feats that take place this year.”

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WWTW receives a grant from the Veterans' Foundation
 
A £200,000 charity partnership will address the spiralling demand for mental health services among British Armed Forces veterans suffering from mental health conditions such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and depression.

The quarterly grant awards from the Veterans' Foundation, which could total £200,000 this year, will be distributed to established charitable providers of mental health treatment who are Contact members, including Walking With The Wounded. 
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