James East

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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James East's fundraising page

Fundraiser: 
James East

My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/WWTW_JamesEast

Hello!

"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!

James

Recent donors

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20.04.17 Fantastic Stuff!

19.04.17 A kind donation on behalf of Jenny Wright

18.04.17 I'm so sorry this is so late. Big love BDF

18.04.17

17.04.17 Well done buddy!

17.04.17 Incredibly proud of you Easty! What an achievement and what an amazing cause. All our love, Doug and G xxxxx

16.04.17 Well done James, Pat and Juliette

14.04.17

13.04.17 Mate, have been following your progress, absolutely smashing it! 2 days to go keep it up, the worst is now behind you! An incredible challenge, and a great cause, best of luck for the final 2 days Seb

12.04.17 Well done James, cracking effort. I know you'll go all the way! Best of luck, Richard W

11.04.17 From the Cartwright Family, proud to be a relative of such a gutsy boy! It puts our half the coast to coast walk to shame despite losing toenails. Take care, love Frances

10.04.17 A Herculean undertaking. Best of luck.

10.04.17 Good Luck

09.04.17 Best of luck mate!

09.04.17 I can't begin to imagine the pain and dedication you have been through to get to this point and the hell you're going through now. Stay strong - the end is in sight! X

09.04.17 Best of luck J - you'll do great! And well done Dad on the half marathon!

08.04.17 Best of luck James!

08.04.17 Bonne chance!

07.04.17 Best of luck James! Mammoth effort!

06.04.17 The chafing is about to get real!

06.04.17 Wishing you luck

£11,891.00

Running total

Target:
£15,000.00
Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
£13,495.00
Total donors:
127
Last donor:
Senior Man
22.04.17  
Offline fundraising:
£700.00
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