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Walking With The Wounded
Walking With The Wounded
WWTW Marathon Des Sables 2016

WWTW Marathon Des Sables 2016

Why we need your help

The Marathon des Sables, or MdS, is said to be the as the toughest footrace on earth by the Discovery Channel. Competitors have to take six marathons in  six days across the Sahara desert, covering over 250km, in temperatures rising to 50oC. Day 4 is the feared ‘Double Day’ when competitors run non-stop for two marathons across the dunes. The rules require you to be self-sufficient, to carry with you on your back everything except water that you need to survive. 

All funds raised by the endeavours of the MdS team will be allocated to our Head Start programme. Head Start is Walking With The Wounded’s programme providing ex-servicemen and women who experience mental heath difficulties with a military front door to access effective and  evidence based therapeutic support. The programme works in collaboration with the NHS and other charities to complement the existing provision. Our aim is to raise at least £175,000. Please do support our intrepid and brave runners.

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raised towards 175,000.00 target

 This campaign is now closed, and no longer accepting donations.

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Simon Barclay

Simon's Marathon Des Sables fundraising page

Dom Blakey

Dom Blakey's MDS 2016 adventure for WWTW

Elinor Evans

Elinor Evans's fundraising page

Duncan Falconer

Duncan runs the Sahara

Mark Finch

Mark Finch's fundraising page

Samantha Fletcher

Samantha Fletcher's fundraising page

Sarah Haley

Sarah Haley's Marathon des Sables for WWTW

Karl Hinett

Karl Hinett's fundraising page

Robbie Laing

Robbie Laing and the Marathon des Sables

Chris Matthews

Chris Matthews's MdS fundraising page


Apr 14, 2017


You courageous man.

(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Apr 03, 2017


All come back safely xx

(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Apr 05, 2016

Alistair Lester

Best of luck.... Amazing cause as always and an intense challenge

Feb 25, 2016

Steph Evans (MM)

Good luck WWTW Team. Immensely proud of you all! Hope the feet hold out!

(plus 5.00 giftaid)


Total raised so far


Total plus Gift Aid 199,347.41

Direct donations


Raised offline 72,201.75

Fundraising pages


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