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!

Recent donors

22.02.17 Have fun. Good luck.

22.02.17 Enjoy it if you can! Crazy man!

21.02.17 Good luck Tom!! What a fantastic challenge!! Xxx

21.02.17 Good luck! All best Steve and Adele Martin

21.02.17 Best of Luck!

20.02.17 Good luck, amazing effort!!

20.02.17 Don't forget the suncream !

20.02.17 Good luck. Great cause. John and Antonia McKinley

20.02.17 All the best with the run!!!

19.02.17 Good luck from the Anthonys

19.02.17 Tailored, not uniform.....

19.02.17 Good Luck TOM!!!!!

16.02.17 Go tommy g!

05.02.17 Best of luck Tom!

04.02.17 A huge challenge for an incredible cause - Good luck! x

31.01.17 Best of luck Tom, you mad man!! Xx

28.01.17 Good luck Tom. Man in the arena.

28.01.17 Good luck and don't forget Vaseline!

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27.01.17 Ruuuunnnn Tom ruuuuuun!!!! Will be thinking of you, all our love and good luck! xxx

27.01.17 Good luck Tom - totally mad but sure you will nail it! xx

27.01.17 Good luck, you utter mentalist!



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