Duncan Slater

Charity

Walking With The Wounded
Walking With The Wounded (WWTW) was established in 2010 to raise funds to finance 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 ability to fundraise effectively ensures we can finance new qualifications, courses and further education through our First Steps Bursary Scheme as well as via organisations and projects; such as The Warrior Programme and The Poppy Factory. This enables the blind, the burn victims, the mentally injured, the amputees and all the other wounded to rebuild their lives and return to the work place and in so doing provide long-term security for themselves and their families. In conjunction with individual fundraising events, Walking With The Wounded also promotes awareness of the charity, our wounded community and the challenges faced by all those living with disability by undertaking high profile expeditions with wounded veterans and serving soldiers that are generously funded by corporate donors. These corporate sponsorships allow private donations such as yours to go exclusively towards the work we do helping re-educate and retrain our injured veterans. Following the success of our previous expeditions to the North Pole in 2011 and Mount Everest in 2012, this year’s expedition, the South Pole Allied Challenge, is our most ambitious yet, and involves three teams of wounded servicemen and women from the United Kingdom, the United States and the Commonwealth embarking on a race to the Geographic South Pole this December. At a time when so many charities are asking for people's generosity, we are hugely grateful for any donations which are made. Please follow our build up to the expedition at www.walkingwiththewounded.co.uk Many thanks for your support.


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Duncan Slater

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In April 2017 I am returning for my 2nd attempt at the gruelling Marathon des Sables which consists of six marathons in six days across the Sahara desert, covering over 250km, in temperatures rising to 50 degrees.  The rules require me to be totally self-sufficient, so I have to carry everything I need to survive on my back except for water.  

In 2016 I made my first attempt, was the first double leg amputee to take part, and made it to the end of the long stage – Day 4, which is the double marathon day. Sadly, due to significant damage to my legs, I withdrew from the race, but have spent the last year working with some ground breaking new prosthetics experts to improve performance and hopefully, my chances of completing.

I am taking on this challenge to prove that a double amputee can do it (I will be the first double leg amputee to attempt the MDS) and to raise vital funds for Walking With The Wounded. I very much hope that through my efforts, I will inspire other wounded, injured and sick from the armed forces community and beyond, to come forward to ask for help but to also know that there is life beyond injury.

All funds raised will be go to WWTW's Head Start programme which provides ex-servicemen and women who experience mental health difficulties with a military front door to access effective and evidence based therapeutic support.  The programme works in collaboration with the NHS and other charities to compliment the existing provision.

Every penny counts so please do sponsor me to assist those who need WWTW's help, I really appreciate the support and this will really drive me forward when the going gets tough. No donations cover any of the MDS costs, so please know that your money is going to where it is needed most – helping our wounded, injured and sick towards their future.

With many thanks,

Duncan

Recent donors

13.03.17

11.03.17 Read this on a newsfeed... great cause and unbelievable determination.

11.03.17 Get it smashed buddy, you are inspirational. Per Ardua.

11.03.17 Good luck Duncan! Inspirational story

10.03.17 Well done Duncan.... spotted you on the telly tonight..... what an inspiration you are to everyone. Scotland is proud of you. Good Luck and kindest Regards,

10.03.17 Good luck

10.03.17 Good Luck Bro.

10.03.17 Wishing you all the best for this epic mate. From Shane, Sam, Lucy and Harry.

10.03.17 Good luck!!!

10.03.17 What a man

10.03.17 Just seen you on the national news, great publicity for a great cause- by a great man, good luck, not just for the run but whatever you do in the future.

10.03.17 All the very best Duncan!

01.03.17 Heard you speak last Friday and was very impressed with your achievements. Good luck with the MDS this year - if you finish it will be a spectacular success.

22.02.17 Mark and Anthony wish you all the best for the Marathon Des Sables challenge. good luck mate!

18.02.17 Good luck Duncan on your challenge, hope you smash it this year.

15.02.17 Duncan, it was a pleasure to meet you and hear about what drives you and to complete the challenges you take on. Good Luck with the MDS and I hope that the new 'tech' works for you!

13.02.17 I know you can do this Dunc. Fortune favours the brave, and you are one of the bravest! Good luck.

07.02.17 Greatest respect and Thank you. Good Luck xx

04.02.17 Good Luck and see you out there I'm raising money for the pilgrim bandits keep yer eyes peeled for a scottish loony with the pilgrims flag. And hope the training is going well

04.02.17 My son, a fit able bodied man in his early 40s, completed the MdS 3 years ago so I have an idea of the physical and mental challenges you face as a double amputee. I take my hat off to you, and wish you luck.

03.02.17 Good luck Duncan x

03.02.17 We will be thinking about you all the way

03.02.17 Will be willing u on and I'm sure u will do it, good luck, northerners r made of stern stuff, (from a caithnessian)

03.02.17 Go for it mate !! Met you last year on the MDS and know you were gutted when pulled after Stage 4 !! Good luck and beat that climb on Stage 4 man !! Tent 108 !!

02.02.17 I do not know you but watched the report on tv. I've donated to Walking with the Wounded before and people like you make me know why. You are a true inspiration and I know you will do your best for those who need your help. Good luck Duncan x

£8,328.00

Running total

Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
£8,548.75
Total donors:
33
Last donor:
Doug Vaughan
13.03.17  
Offline fundraising:
£7,345.00
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