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Josh Hignell

The Marathon Des Sables

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]I am honoured to be competing in one of the most difficult challenges in the world, the toughest race 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 marathon through a mythical landscape in one of the world’s most inhospitable environments – the Sahara desert. You have to be self-sufficient and carry all your own food and equipment for the week on your back.[/p][p]In just six days I will run over 250km (156 miles) through endless dunes, over rocky jebels, 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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Jul 25, 2019

Margaret Durlacher

Well Done Josh.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jul 19, 2019

Eileen Mortimore

Good Luck Josh

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Jul 17, 2019


Well done josh! Wishing you lots of luck but we know you’ll breeze it :-) Lots of love from Anita, Pete, Jade, Jack, Aurora and Oliver xxxxx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jul 16, 2019

Barratt Developments PLC

Good luck to you Josh taking on this challenge.


Jul 16, 2019

David Thomas

Good Luck Josh.

£250.00 plus £62.50 Gift Aid

Jul 12, 2019

Nan Bamp

We are so very proud of you Josh. Well done. A wonderful cause. Xx

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Jun 17, 2019


An amazing challenge and Charity Josh! You will smash it.......Well Done!!! Lots of love Julia, Chris, Harrison and Alfie xxx

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Jun 14, 2019


Such a great cause- Well done Josh!

£250.00 plus £62.50 Gift Aid

Jun 7, 2019

Phil Claire Jess Joe

Best of luck Josh - not that you will need it. Well Done!!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jun 4, 2019

Katie and Faye - Pieminister

Josh, this is amazing! Well done you for doing this. Wishing you lots of luck!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid