Walking With The Wounded

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Walking With The Wounded
Prince Harry's Speech.jpg
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex speaking at the launch of Walking With The Wounded on 1 March 2010.
AbbreviationWWTW
Formation2010
TypeCharity
PurposeSupporting wounded former British Armed Forces servicemen and women
HeadquartersMelton Constable, Norfolk
Region served
United Kingdom
Official language
English
LeaderEd Parker, Simon Daglish (co-founders)
Websitehttp://walkingwiththewounded.org.uk/

Walking With The Wounded (WWTW) is a British charity to help injured former British Armed Forces servicemen and women in their career transition from the military to civilian life.

History and objectives[edit]

The charity was launched in 2010 by ex-servicemen Ed Parker and Simon Daglish; Parker's nephew having been seriously injured with the loss of both legs in 2009. Examples of funding by the charity include lodgings for former members of the UK Armed Forces and residential vocational courses to set them on a new career path after their initial medical care and rehabilitation.[1][2]

Fundraising activities[edit]

Events have included expeditions to the North Pole in 2011, Mount Everest in 2012, the South Pole in 2013 and the Walk of Britain in 2015, when six ex-servicemen and women took 72 days to complete a 1,000-mile trek around Britain, finishing at Buckingham Palace.[3] Prince Harry is a patron and active participant in the expeditions and challenges.[4]

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