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's fundraising page

Fundraiser: 
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

04.07.17 Fantastic achievement congratulations

13.06.17 Dear Duncan, congratulations on your most recent achievement in the MDS - amazing! Well done. Regards, Karen Young (Hays)

04.06.17 From Eve Hutton Priory Hotel Beauly.

29.05.17 Son this is from Maureen Ritchie wishing you all the best and well done

13.05.17 Had to donate again to correct iPhone autocorrect!! Should read Great achievement.. not freak achievement!!! Well done chap -)

12.05.17 Freak achievement and a real local hero

08.05.17 Superhuman effort Duncan,so proud of you.

04.05.17 Hero! You're a BIG inspiration and motivation for me!

03.05.17 From us all at Nationwide Bury St Edmunds (staff and members). You really are a true inspiration. Massive congratulations for completing the MDS. Thank you for coming to see us xx Duncan Slater our Local Celebrity

03.05.17 Fantastic achievement!

29.04.17

28.04.17 Duncan, I had a friend who did the Marathon de Sable a few yr back. He is Aussie and a bit mad. You however are in a different division. Read about your exploits in the paper and this arm chair critique is truly impressed. Congratulations br tim

27.04.17 Congratulations on your amazing achievement!

25.04.17 Huge respect Duncan, you're an inspiration. Maybe see you in the sand next year !

25.04.17 Well done Duncan! Very proud of all your achievements. Well done from Tarka too, aka 'Duncan's Paras Pal'! Much love from Maggie Cullen, Sarah, Craig and Ashleigh Ayrton xxx

25.04.17 Fantastic result - you are truly an inspiration - WELL DONE!!!! Diss is so proud of you!

25.04.17 Truly inspirational!

25.04.17 Read about this in The Week - so impressive!

24.04.17 Wow. Jaw-droppingly amazing. Very well done indeed!!!

24.04.17 Congratulations. This is an amazing story and your an inspiration. Xx

22.04.17 Hero, terrific achievement.

22.04.17 Well done! What an inspiration you are.

22.04.17 Amazing achievement, incredibly inspiring!

22.04.17 congratulations

21.04.17 Amazing - well done

£25,474.63

Running total

Target:
£20,000.00
Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
£28,902.38
Total donors:
606
Last donor:
Rachel Baynes
04.07.17  
Offline fundraising:
£8,345.00
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