James East


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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James East

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"2.3kms of Elastoplast, 6,000 painkillers and 150 litres of disinfectant"

What? During April 2017, I will be taking on the Marathon des Sables in order to raise money for Walking With The Wounded.  The challenge comprises of 254km through the Sahara desert in six days, all whilst carrying everything to get you through the week.  

Why?  First and foremost, I have had several friends injured through military service; this is in regonition of them and the continued challenges that are faced by many soldiers.  The challenge has also always been on my list and there seems to be no better time than now!

The Charity.  Walking With The Wounded raises funds for the re-education and re-training of wounded service personnel, whether physcial or mental. Their work allows former service personnel to effectively manage the challenges they face, as a result of the injuries that they suffered.  This year specifically, all of the funds raised will be ring fenced for the 'Head Start' programme, a dedicated mental health support initiative.

How will your donation help?  Not only will it help me through the training, but also the uncertainty that I'm sure will set in when I'm in the middle of 50 degree heat in the Sahara!  More importantly, it will allow veterans to rebuild their lives, return to the work place and in so doing provide long-term security to their families.  Any donations would be hugely appreciated at my page below and please don't forget to tick the gift-aid box, if appropriate.

My Dad, Robert, is joining me in raising money for this cause – he has opted for a half marathon in the “tough” surrounds of the flat, rolling Milton Keynes countryside.  So if you are sponsoring him through this page and therefore sponsoring me as well, thank you.

Thank you!


Recent donors

21.03.17 You're absolutely mental. Please don't die on us.

20.03.17 Good luck to you both

19.03.17 Good luck to both of you! Love from The Marlows xx

19.03.17 Good luck to both of you, James - you are mad, Robert - go for it, but mind your knees!

17.03.17 GFI and good luck both!

17.03.17 You're nuts. End of.


16.03.17 Good luck Robert and James, best wishes from Amanda

15.03.17 Good luck.

15.03.17 Best of luck. A great cause.

15.03.17 keep running, Forrest

15.03.17 I went for a quid for every metre of foot tape you'll need... Best of luck, give out some Improbable stash to the desert dwellers!


14.03.17 James and Robert A very good cause and best wishes

14.03.17 Good luck

13.03.17 Best of luck!

13.03.17 Best wishes to both of you Great cause Nimble and Morven Thompson


12.03.17 Good luck.

12.03.17 Good Luck Easty!! Xxx

12.03.17 Best of luck to both of you.


12.03.17 Good luck, a great cause.

12.03.17 To James and Robert - Good luck to you both.



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