Walking With The Wounded was established to fund the re-training of wounded servicemen and women and in so doing assist them in acquiring the skills and qualifications necessary to find new careers outside the military.
Our armed forces are asked to do so much in our name. Every day young men and women are risking their lives in extreme circumstances, and they do so with great professionalism and courage. Many have made the ultimate sacrifice, losing their lives in the course of duty, and we must not forget them. During the course of these operations many also suffer horrific injuries, returning home to a very different future to the one they had planned and with challenges they never imagined.
Our focus is on supporting a career transition, from the Armed Forces to the civilian workplace. Employment through re-training is the key outcome, although raising awareness of our Wounded is a core component. WWTW does not just focus on the Wounded, Injured and Sick (WIS) leaving the Armed Forces today, but Veterans as well. Our definition of WIS does not just cover physical injuries but cognitive injuries too.
Key to the continued growth and long-term success of WWTW is our brand. It differentiates us from other organisations, provides a platform to attract corporate involvement and champions our Wounded through the inspirational message we deliver. In order to keep our military who have been injured in the public eye we undertake inspirational expeditions to demonstrate the fortitude and bravery of our wounded. Not only will these show how extraordinary the team members are, but they will inspire others who face disability and daily challenges. Our underlying ethos is very much of glass half full, contrary to many charities which major on pity and sorrow, we focus on the positive and inspirational stories from within our Wounded community.
Our Success So Far
With the support of our donors and fundraisers, since its birth in 2012 Walking With The Wounded has raised upwards of £1.4m which has funded a large number of people through a range of training programs and courses.
Beneficiaries of our funding have subsequently secured
employment in a variety of roles including among others landscape gardener,
helicopter pilot, General Practice nurse, security advisor, Geography
teacher, schools mentor and IT consultant.
Visit www.walkingwiththewounded.org.uk for more information.
"Our fundraisers are our lifeblood, no amount is too small and no effort goes unrecognised, we are honoured to be part of such a wonderful project and thank Andy in his efforts to support our Wounded." Andrew Cook - Head of Fundraising
If you or your company would like to sponsor or support this project then please visit our Sponsorship Opportunities page.