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Walk For Laurence

A very special Walking Home For Christmas walk is taking place in memory of Laurence Grant.


On Friday 15th December, as part of our annual Walking Home For Christmas appeal, a very special walk is taking place in memory of Laurence Grant who tragically died suddenly in October. Laurence, who served in the British Army in the Royal Lancers, was the star of our 2016 campaign, walking from his office in Canary Wharf, where he worked for KPMG, back to his family home in North Yorkshire. The 220 mile walk took five days in tough weather conditions including high winds, torrential rain and, on the very last leg of the walk, a hail storm. It was a very difficult journey and yet Laurence’s dogged determination carried him through. 

In the New Year, Laurence took a new path, heading out to Hong Kong with his girlfriend Olivia. Mental health was something very close to Laurence, particularly when related to the military, and he found that there was very limited therapy available in Hong Kong, and the stigma around mental ill-health was very pronounced. Before his untimely death, he was striving to establish a mental health charity in Hong Kong to address this. Laurence’s family are now working together with KPMG to carry this work forward in Hong Kong as he had planned.  

The walk in his memory, from Canary Wharf to Sandhurst Military Academy, is being organised by his work colleagues at KPMG. They will be joined by family and friends including Olivia, his girlfriend, Laurence’s brother George - who undertook the final leg of Laurence’s walk with him last Christmas - and Walking With the Wounded CEO, Ed Parker. 

If you would like to make a donation towards the Walk For Laurence, please click here. 

To donate £10 by text, text 'LAUR17 £10' to 70070.

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