Thomas Prendergast


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 Many thanks for your support.
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The Marathon des Sables has a reputation of being the Toughest Footrace on Earth. I have signed myself up to compete in it. In April 2017, I’ll make my way to Morocco to run SIX marathons back-to-back. Yes, that is over 250km... including a double marathon day... in the Sahara... this is not a ‘jolly’!

I’d also like to clarify that I am funding the entire trip personally meaning EVERY penny raised will go to my chosen charity.

So... A bit of background...

The MDS is a grueling expedition through one of the world’s most inhospitable environments – the Sahara desert. In just six days I will run over 160 miles through endless dunes, over rocky jebels, and across white-hot salt plains. Adding to the challenge, all runners are self-sufficient, carrying our food and equipment in our backpacks. Aside from rationed water stops and goat-hair shelters, we’re completely independent.

Each day, we will run out of a Saharan morning, into the dusk and often well into the black desert nights. Yes, this is insane and no, the human body probably isn’t designed to handle this kind of arduous stress. The seriousness of this challenge is a testament to how strongly I feel for the below charity.

‘But why?’ I hear you ask... (along with other questions about my sanity)

Phoebe, certainly not the last to question my sanity, wanted to know why I didn’t just sign up to the London Marathon (I didn’t tell her married life wasn’t challenging enough!). Mum, over a year into my training program, is still trying to persuade me not to do it. Grandpa just thinks it Stupid! Long story short, I’ve wanted to raise money and awareness for Walking With The WoundedI’ll allow WWTW’s founder to explain their mission: “We finance new qualifications, education and training programmes for those who are injured, to help with their career transition.This enables the blind, the burn victims, the mentally injured, the amputees and all the other wounded to rebuild their lives and to return to the work place. We owe these young men and women so much for what they have done in our name and for our country.”

I’ve met a number of the folks whose lives have been touched by this organisation’s amazing work. It has such an impact on everything they do  in such a positive way. Please support WWTWAt the end of a long day, you can sit down in the knowledge that on a mile/£ basis, you’re getting a lot of sweat, blood and tears out of me. Please give what you can If it means you will miss out on that extra pint on friday evening, let me know when we next meet and I'm sure we can come to some sort of arrangement!! 


Thank you so much!

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14.05.17 Well done Tom, mega achievement, congratulations from all the Thorganby MM's


01.05.17 I'm in awe that you completed this tom, massive congratulations.

23.04.17 Tom, Well done for completing such a gruelling achievement. Reggie and Charlotte

22.04.17 Congratulations mate. Unbelievable achievement!

22.04.17 Well done completing such an ordeal. We take our hats off to you. Take your Father with you next year .....!

20.04.17 Well done...awesome achievement!

18.04.17 Well done Tommy. Amazing xxxx

18.04.17 A great achievement and worth cause

18.04.17 Congratulations, what a massive achievement!

18.04.17 Well done Tom an amazing accomplishment, however, please do not be tempted to do it again.

18.04.17 Well done!

17.04.17 Massive congrats! x

17.04.17 Dear Tom, Like Mum, we too think you are completely nuts to do this!! That being said we also think you are very brave, strong and determined and wish you huge success on this awesome mission! Come back safe and well!! With much love, The Griffiths xxx

15.04.17 What an incredible endeavour for a fantastic cause! Lots of love All the I-Fs

14.04.17 Great effort Tom

13.04.17 Rather you than me!

13.04.17 Amazing Cause and a fantastic effort. Agathos , William de Laszlo

12.04.17 Brilliant work cuz. So proud of you. Perhaps you can take my boys running in a couple years? (Perhaps not MdS though!) Cx

12.04.17 Top work mate!


10.04.17 Go Tom GO ! Amazing challenge Tom Hope this does not reach you too late !

08.04.17 Legend. C and S Shame on us being so late.

07.04.17 Hope all goes well for you T. Love, P, F and A x

07.04.17 Rather you than me!! GOOD LUCK! X


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