Trekking 100 KM To Raise Funds For WWTW
This year marks Walking With The Wounded’s 10th Year Anniversary, and as part of our celebrations, we are sending a team to the Sahara Desert in February to take part in the 100 KM Trek Challenge and raise vital funds for the Charity.
The trip has been organised by Tribal Tracks founder Charlie Richards, ex-Army Officer in the Royal Logistics Corps.
One of those taking part is Chris, an Employment Advisor at Walking With The Wounded. Chris is a veteran who is attempting the challenge to help fellow veterans who have struggled with mental health issues.
Chris tells us why he has signed up for the trek,
“When I left the Army, I initially struggled with issues relating to my mental health and so I got in touch with Walking With The Wounded for help. They secured a place for me on their Head Start Programme, which offers 1-2-1 private therapy. This helped me greatly, I was feeling very low at the time and the therapist helped me put things into perspective, deal with some ongoing issues and put my life back on track. I am now doing well and loving life again.
I am looking forward to attempting this quite grueling walk. We will be covering some mountainous regions, stony plains and some big sand dunes. This is not the first time that I have supported the charity through their events. I have previously taken part in their annual Cumbrian Challenge and I cannot wait to take part again in May 2020.
Although I now work at Walking With The Wounded, I want to give something too which is why I have signed up to The Sahara 100 KM Trek Challenge. My goal is to raise as much funds as possible to enable other veterans to get the mental health support they deserve”.
If you would like to donate to Chris’s page, click here.