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Emma Walker

MARATHON DES SABLES 2020

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Back In 2011 I did my first Full Ironman to raise funds for WWTW following an emotional visit to see friend/ex pony club pupil Guy Disney In Selly Oak following his injury in Afghanistan. Nothing could have prepared me for what a saw that day. Guy demonstrated what so many of these men and women do against adversity in the following months and years. I have been inspired by them and all their achievements whether it be Walking to The North Pole, South Pole, Invictus Games and of course Guy becoming the first jockey to achieve his licence minus half his leg since the war and then going on to win The Military Gold Cup! But of course the Charity is so much more, these achievements are simply their shop window to demonstrate the resilience they have. There is much suffering mentally and physically and WWTW plays a crucial role in rehabbing them and getting them back integrated with local community and the workplace where the Government fails to do so. More veterans are now dying off the battle field than on it.[/p][p]I met Ed Parker in the early days and got him to come and speak of their expeditions at Abberley Hall. It was clear what a special and personal charity this is. Roll forward to last year and 4 of us Ex and Present Abberley Hall Parents successfully completed the Cumbrian Challenge raising a further £2000 for WWTW. To now and at Abberley Hall we have just successfully ridden 143 miles with the Year 8s (12/13 year olds) in one day from Abberley Hall to Manobier. Andrew and Emma Cook from WWTW joined us as the children demonstrated traits of soldiers in harsh winds sand rain to raise a further £8000.00.[/p][p]We all have our own journey, and I have had mine! Amongst other things Depression has been an ongoing battle for me since the age of 17 years old. Often it is the unseen Illness that completely disrupts your world. ‘Never Judge A Book By It’s Cover!’[/p][p]In 2016 I took on Full Ironman Wales for another Ex Pupil who had been paralysed race riding. This year I am 50 and wanted to step up the challenge! This Challenge is considered ‘The Toughest Footrace on earth’ , 5 1/2 marathons over 5 to 6 days across the Sahara Desert in Morocco. Temperatures around 50 C carrying all your own food and supplies. CAN’T WAIT! It will be huge for me but one which I feel honoured to be able to take on and to be part of the iconic WWTW Team IS MIND BLOWING.[/p][p]Scared and Excited! Kick On![/p]
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Jan 26, 2020

Lit and Ian

Can't even begin that imagine what that will be like! Good luck in the desert.

£75.00 plus £18.75 Gift Aid

Jan 24, 2020

Amanda whale

Sounds horrendous what you’ll have to do. Good on you Emma I know you’ll smash it! You’re looking amazing by the way! Good luck! X

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jan 20, 2020

Jim/sally

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jan 20, 2020

Janice

Bonne chance Emma.

£20.00

Jan 18, 2020

Deb and Chris Palin

Hats off to you Em and the best good luck 👏

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Jan 18, 2020

Robin

Good Luck

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jan 18, 2020

P Przyszlak

Good Luck

£42.00

Jan 18, 2020

N R B Pointing

Good Luck

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jan 18, 2020

Anonymous

Good Luck

£45.00 plus £11.25 Gift Aid

Jan 18, 2020

Gwynneth

Good Luck

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid