Ian Banks-Schofield


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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Ian Banks-Schofield

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The Marathon des Sables is ranked by the Discovery Channel as the toughest footrace on earth.

Known simply as the MdS, the race is a gruelling multi-stage adventure through a formidable landscape in one of the world’s most inhospitable climates - the Sahara desert. The rules require you to be self-sufficient, to carry with you on your back everything except water that you need to survive. You are given a place in a tent to sleep at night, but any other equipment and food must be carried.

Started in 1986 by Patrick Bauer, the race is now in its 28th consecutive year and continues to grow in popularity every edition. Places are much sought after, but those who do make it to the start line are richly rewarded. Under the scorching Moroccan sun, life-long friendships are fostered through a shared experience of unforgettable days spent running across saltpans, up desert-mountains, through ruined towns and through the occasional sand storm.

The Marathon des Sables is open to individuals and teams of individuals, amateur and elite runners. With runners coming from all over the world, the MdS is a truly international event that has a positive impact on the local environment and in local communities. Through the MdS foundation Solidarite, runners have raised funds to help hundreds of families through education and improve their quality of life.


This page is to raise money from events building up to the Marathon des Sables and the MDS itself

Training events will be

Man V Lakes

Man V Mountain

The Pilgrims trail

The Druids trail

Country to Capital

Plus a few more to book and add later

Recent donors


07.03.17 Cash donation from T Mc

25.02.17 Good luck!

20.02.17 Best of Luck!

20.02.17 Good luck! From Matt and everyone at JD Services HVAC Ltd

17.02.17 Hi Ian - well done for taking part in this amazing challenge.

17.02.17 Good luck Ian, exceptional cause and a ridiculously hard event to choose!

17.02.17 Sounds like fun!!!

17.02.17 Good luck Ian from all the team.

17.02.17 Best of luck.

29.01.17 You make me very proud to be your friend, sir...

28.06.16 Good luck I am sure it will be a walk in trhe park for you

20.05.16 Good Luck

18.05.16 SMASH IT!!!

01.05.16 Good luck nutter, more to follow

26.04.16 Truly inspirational!!!! Go and smash the race

28.01.16 Ian you mad man, I have known you a long time and **** fair play buddy, I'm just getting back into running through mud after leaving the army but thanks to you me & Jane are loving it lol


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