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.
04 June 2016
The Clock to the Rock will take place over two stages, from Big Ben to Biarritz (536 miles and 16,000ft climbed) and Biarritz to Gibraltar (697 miles and 40,000ft climbed). Help an injured veteran back to work . The Charity we support is Walking with the Wounded who retrain and re-skill wounded soldiers and support them into new careers outside the military . It costs on average £1650 to put an injured veteran through the training and employment programme and we suggest this to be the minimum raised for the charity by each rider.
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Roger Uttley's ROTL Clock-Rock 2016
The pic opposite shows the 3 Rog's (Big Rog, Rodg Sen & Wee Rog) and was taken somewhere deep in Wales during the 2014 ROTL Ride. We all enjoyed it sooo much we are about to set of once more on an even more serious adventure - the ROTL 2016 Clock to the Rock ride.
This will be the 4th ROTL ride. All of them have provided significant challenges both physical and mental. The "Clock to the Rock" is going to be a step up simply because some of us will be attempting to be riding every day for a fortnight. Not only that we will have to cope with the ascending and descending challenges offered by the mountains of the Pyreness.
Once again we are riding ro raise funds in support of "Walking with the Wounded". Any support you feel able to offer me would be much appreciated. Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to the charity.
Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.
Anonymous £20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)
Shanners £100.00 (+ £25.00 giftaid)
17.04.16 Good luck Rog. Look out for the Pyrenees - they play havoc with the knees!
Jamie & Lynn £50.00 (+ £12.50 giftaid)
16.04.16 Go for it, and good luck!