The Walk of Britain Expedition

The Walk of Britain Expedition

The Walk of Britain 2015  expedition sees six wounded veterans walk over 1,000 miles through mainland UK throughout August, September and October. The Walk engages with local communities and the media every day to highlight the extraordinary determination of our wounded personnel and to raise awareness of the work that Walking with the Wounded (WWTW) is doing across the country to support the wounded back into independence through long term employment.

The core team of four British wounded veterans and two US wounded, will be joined by other wounded personnel each week in different parts of the country.  The wounded service personnel all have either physical or cognitive injuries sustained in the line of duty.

Prince Harry has supported WWTW since the charity was formed, taking part in the trek to the North Pole in 2011 and to The South Pole in 2013. He was also Patron of the WWTW Everest Expedition in 2012 and is the Expedition Patron for The Walk of Britain and will be joining the team along the way.

Edward Parker, Co-founder and CEO of WWTW had this to say: “Walking over 1,000 miles is no mean feat. Yet again, we will be able to demonstrate that despite injuries these men and women look to their future with great determination and courage. We are also very excited about walking amongst the communities who have been so supportive of the military and WWTW and we look forward to them coming out to support the team.”

The team hope that as they travel through the country, people will turn out and support them, and everyone will get behind them as they head towards their goal.

The Walk started on 22nd August in Scotland and will finish in London on 1st November, finishing on The Mall and at Buckingham Palace. We are delighted that on Tuesday 6th October, we will welcome the expedition to Warminster School for the evening and look forward to supporting them on their journey.

Headmaster Mark Mortimer commented, “We are very much looking forward to welcoming the Walking with the Wounded team to Warminster School during their inspirational UK walk. It will be an honour to have them here. The charity is a wonderful one and the people it helps are magnificent examples of the power of the human spirit. As a school, we try to develop in our pupils perseverance, optimism, ‘bouncebackability’ and a determined response to adversity; the WWTW team exemplifies those qualities.”

A fundraising presentation from the WWTW team will take place in the Thomas Arnold Hall at 7pm on the 6th October and parents, pupils and OVs are very welcome to attend. If you would like to support this worthwhile event please contact Jenni Blair [email protected] to reserve your place. Although this event is free, it is essential that you book in order to secure a place. Donations during the evening would be most welcome. Click here for more information about the charity and expedition.