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Josh Hignell

Josh Hignell

The Marathon Des Sables

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Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]I am honoured to be competing in the 'toughest footrace on earth', for such a fantastic and worthy cause - Walking With The Wounded. [/p][p]Established in 2010, Walking With The Wounded supports a pathway for vulnerable veterans to re-integrate back into society and sustain their independence. At the heart of this journey is employment. [/p][p]The Marathon des Sables is the stuff of legends. It is The Toughest Footrace on Earth. Completing it will be the hardest thing I have ever had to do, it is a truly gruelling multi-stage and multi day marathon through one of the world’s most inhospitable environments – the Sahara desert. You have to be completely self-sufficient and carry all of your own food and all of your equipment for the week on your back.[/p][p]I will run over 250km (156 miles) through endless dunes, over rocky mountains and across white-hot salt plains. The sun will be a constant enemy with temperatures regularly reaching 50 centigrade. The sand will be a constant companion, clouds of it under our feet, sheets of it stinging our eyes and lots of it chafing where it shouldn’t. The long stage has become a legend in itself. We will run out of a Saharan morning, into the dusk and then the dark, many not finishing the 80+km till well into the next day. Your feet will swell, crack and bleed under the pressure and the heat[/p][p][i]WWTW recognise the inherent skills of our armed service personnel and want to complement these qualities, as well as provide support to transfer their skills into the civilian workplace. We offer assistance through our programmes to those vulnerable veterans who have been physically, mentally or socially disadvantaged by their service and assist them in sustaining their independence through new sustainable careers outside of the military. This includes providing support to homeless veterans and veterans in the Criminal Justice System, areas which are too often ignored.[/i][/p][p][b]Completing this challenge will require a massive amount of training and huge time commitment, there will be blood, sweat & tears and so I beg you, please think of this, and what our armed service go through every single day, when you click the donate button..[/b][/p]
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Supporters


Jul 8, 2020

Ardventures the 4x4 Treks Company

Very happy to support such a good cause

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Feb 12, 2020

Annie Askew

I think that what you are doing is amazing! I wish you every every success in your training and completing the actual challenge!

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Feb 3, 2020

Hannah

Good luck Josh!! I know you’ll absolutely nail this and I can’t wait to hear all the stories about your crazy adventure afterwards! Xx

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Jan 27, 2020

Jamie and Colin

This is a great cause Josh and we're behind you all the way!

£100.00

plus £25.00 Gift Aid


Jan 25, 2020

Sarah

Good luck! All the hard work you are putting in will massively pay off! X

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Jan 21, 2020

Alastair Currie

outstanding effort Josh! good luck with the rest of your preparation. Best wishes form us all at ACES.

£100.00

plus £25.00 Gift Aid


Jan 21, 2020

Em x

Good luck on this insane challenge! You will no doubt absolutely smash it.

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Dec 16, 2019

Tim Rylance

Rather you than me, a great cause all the very best

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Nov 5, 2019

Anonymous

Good luck from everyone at the Go Karting Event

£1186.00

plus £296.50 Gift Aid


Nov 3, 2019

Ben Jones

Good luck Josh! What an amazing event and cause. You will smash it!!

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid

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