Trio of brothers take on the Marathon des Sables to raise money for mental health support
WWTW has a team of 36 runners all undertaking the momentous challenge on behalf of the organisation. The team are set to raise £250,000, which will go towards veteran support.
Siblings, Peter, Harry and Toby are the only trio of brothers to have signed-up to take part in the MdS this year. The brothers are taking on the challenge in aid of WWTW and in memory of Peter’s close friend, Jules Roberts, a long-standing supporter and friend of the charity who took his own life last year.
Brothers Harry and Toby both served in the Armed Forces. They joined the Army in January 2010 and left in late 2016. Harry was in the Queen's Royal Hussars and Toby was in the Queen's Dragoon Guards, both leaving as Captains.
Peter has not served in the Armed Forces, however, he notes that the Forces has featured prominently in his life with his Father having served with the Gurkhas and because Harry and Toby have both served and another brother is still serving.
The trio had talked about taking part in the Marathon des Sables for a while. Following Toby and Harry’s departure from the Armed Forces in 2016, they started to miss the physical demands and adventure that came with being in active service. It was only when their older brother Peter suggested that they ‘bite the bullet’ and sign-up that the brothers decided it was time.