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Each year volunteers from our offices up and down the country come together to raise awareness and vital funds for veterans and their families by walking home for Christmas.

The annual event is run by two incredible charities; Walking with the Wounded and Help for Heroes and aims to help veterans who are at risk at what can be a difficult time of year. Whether it’s people who are socially isolated, unemployed or struggling with mental health issues, it’s a chance to show Christmas spirit and support for others who are struggling.

Walking in a winter wonderland

On a chilly December evening in Cambridge our winter walkers wrapped up warm and walked over four miles around the city and colleges that were draped in Christmas lights.

Over in Southampton we joined forces with College Chambers to walk to the recently opened Veterans Drop-In Clinic in Woolston to deliver mince pies and to spread a bit of festive cheer.

The drop-in centre is run solely by volunteers and aims to meet the needs of all veterans who may require accommodation or shelter, access to health care, a chance to reunite with their family or need assistance to find employment, therapy and counselling.

Everyone relished a chance to meet the volunteers who provide such valuable support to the military community and hear stories from people who have benefitted from the service. Together we raised a total of £1,070.86 which will be donated to the two incredible charities.

To find out more about the two fantastic charities visit walkingwiththewounded.org.uk and helpforheroes.org.uk

Published: April 2019

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