Around 15,000 skilled individuals leave the armed forces each year, the majority of which have a successful transition. For others the transition to civilian employment is not easy. Walking With The Wounded (WWTW) has four key programmes, each one addressing a barrier to employment for a vulnerable veteran; 'Head Start' to support those with mental health difficulties, 'Project Nova' which works with veterans in police custody, 'Home Straight' for homeless veterans and 'First Steps' for those without the necessary training or qualifications for their chosen civilian career. These programmes work in harmony to support vulnerable, wounded, injured and sick veterans in their pathway to sustainable independence and employment.
The Cumbrian Challenge is Walking With The Wounded’s fun and testing, flagship, annual fundraising event in the Lake District for teams of four – with every team that takes part supporting another wounded veteran back into work and independence.
GOSS Outdoors - a UK and Turkish Enterprise that leads in design, supply and installation of pergolas and awnings, has entered a Team to take on this Challenge comprising Serkan, Gokhan, Adrian and Kaya. We are delighted to be assisting such a worthwhile cause. The ambitions are to complete the endurance of the walking and climbing to The Peak (circa 12.5km) as a minimum.
Each team is challenged to work together to raise £1,000 and strive for £2,000 to directly support a veteran back into work.
WWTW is a Registered Charity, number 1153497: 100% of donations to this 'fundraising' page on CrowdScrum will be received by the Appeal with no deductions whatsoever.
The exact routes and distances will be revealed shortly:
The Peak (circa 12.5km) – max 50 teams
The Tough (circa 24km) – max 75 teams
The Tougher (circa 31.5km) – max 75 teams.