22nd Jun 2017
It goes without saying that most of us spend the first part of December in a mad rush gearing up for one or two days of gifting mayhem and post-roast relaxation. And of course part of that rush involves getting to wherever we need to be for the festivities, be that home, away, with friends or family. Hopefully you’ll be able to get away early and make it there on time and without too much drama. There might even be a delicious mince pie and a nice glass of wine waiting for you when you get there.
It goes without saying that Christmas is a time for giving and quiet reflection. Not just about ourselves but about others. So in the days leading up to your festive break, as you make your way home from work, why not spare a thought or two for the people who won’t have a home to go to and what that might mean for you and them. And perhaps, like us, you might also wonder what you can do to help those people who might be in need of a helping hand.
This might sound a little odd but the answer is simple: keep walking!
Let me explain and hopefully you’ll join us…
Instead of sending out Christmas cards this year, we’ll be joining thousands of people worldwide and Walking Home For Christmas! This charitable campaign is being run by Walking With The Wounded and will raise a huge amount of awareness and funds for our wounded veterans, some of whom won’t have a home to go to this Christmas.
The inspirational David Henson, MBE and Captain of the British Armed Forces Team in the Invictus Games, is leading the way and people are signing up from as far afield as New Zealand, Spain, Qatar, and Canada too! Nick Knowles and the DIY SOS team are even getting in on the walking!
It’s incredibly quick and easy to get involved: all you need to do is walk!
Seriously. That’s it.
You can walk a mile or a hundred, it really doesn’t matter, honestly, it’s up to you. What matters is that you’re with us and you want to help our homeless veterans by walking home from work this Christmas – in fact, you don’t even have to walk home, you could walk anywhere you like, to your favourite pub or a friend’s house even.
The event takes place between 15th and 26th December but if there’s a more convenient day for you to stretch your legs then go for it, it really is up to you! The only rule is to be seen and safe wherever you walk – that’s non-negotiable.
So why not join us and ditch the car, the bike, the Tube, and the bus! Just for one day. Get out there and walk for the wounded! It really is that easy.