Walking With The Wounded
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex speaking at the launch of Walking With The Wounded on 1 March 2010.
|Purpose||Supporting wounded former British Armed Forces servicemen and women|
|Headquarters||Melton Constable, Norfolk|
|Leader||Ed Parker, Simon Daglish (co-founders)|
History and objectives
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.
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. Prince Harry is a patron and active participant in the expeditions and challenges.
- Prince Harry and team arrive at South Pole at BBC News Retrieved 1 November 2015
- Walking With The Wounded at Norfolk Mag Retrieved 1 November 2015
- Wounded survivors complete 1,000 mile walk ay Daily Mail Retrieved 1 November 2015
- WWTW Official Site Retrieved 1 November 2015