Walking With The Wounded Charity Collection
WALKING WITH THE WOUNDED CHARITY COLLECTION
About Walking With The Wounded
Walking with the wounded was set up in 2010, with the idea of funding the re-training and re-education of servicemen and women, both veterans and those leaving The Armed Forces.
They finance new qualifications, education and training programmes for those who are injured, to help with career transition. This enables the blind, the burn victims, the mentally injured, the amputees and all the other wounded personnel to rebuild their lives and to return to the work place.
Walking With The Wounded is a fund raising organization. For them, it is vital to work with expert organizations who already understand the requirements to assist in job finding and skill transition. For many, their funding means they can succeed in delivering these valuable services to our wounded.
Walking with the Wounded Team climb Mt Manaslu and have a tricky crossing at the pole.
Their Purpose in their own words:
Since setting up Walking With The Wounded in 2010, ‘why do we need another service charity’ is a question we are often asked. There are many existing organizations and military charities, each doing a wonderful job for our wounded, but we felt there was something missing. One word summarized it –Inspiration.
Our armed forces today are asked to do so much in our name and on our behalf. Every day young men and women are risking their lives in extreme circumstances, and they do so with great professionalism and courage. Many have made the ultimate sacrifice, losing their lives in the course of duty, and we must not forget them.
During the course of these operations many young men and women also suffer horrific injuries. When they return home they face a very different future to the one they had planned and with challenges they never imagined.
Too often, however, we feel that our wounded are viewed with pity and sorrow. They don’t want this, but they do need our support. We want to champion them, to show people how remarkable they are, and show how they face their future with the same courage and determination which they demonstrate on the front line. They do still achieve amazing things.
For many their future outside the Armed Forces is unsure and they face a long road to recovery. For those who are medically discharged, finding a job must be the priority to secure the income which is vital for their security and that of their family.
In order to keep our military who have been injured in the public eye we undertake inspirational expeditions to demonstrate the fortitude and bravery of our wounded. Not only will these show how extraordinary the team members are, but they will inspire others who face disability and daily challenges.
We hope that through raising the awareness of our organisation in this way, that we can raise significant funds to continue the work we do.
Walking with the wounded team Including L-R Prince Harry, Guy Disney, Simon Daglish, Edward Parker, Jaco Van Gass, Martin Hewitt, Steven Young, Inge Solheim and Henry Cookson.
De Bouverie & Walking with the Wounded
“Taking Steps for a better future” was designed by De Bouverie founder Harriot Pleydell-Bouverie. The range was exclusively created for Walking with the Wounded and is a simple collection to promote both the charity, and support those that have served their country with such honour.
Harriot approached Walking With The Wounded having helped a friend through rehabilitation after he was injured in Afghanistan. Inspired by the courage, enthusiasm and commitment of both her friend and the help that he received along the way, she offered to design a jewellery range that identified with this.
Harriot wanted to produce something that was sophisticated and stylish as well as wearable. It wasn’t long after her initial ideas that the collection “Taking Steps for a Better Future” was born. It is a collection that celebrates the positivity of the charity and we hope that our supporters appreciate her generosity, as well as the simplicity of her message.
Walking With The Wounded will receive £25 from each sale
CHECK OUT THE PRODUCTS HERE
Check out some more pictures of the both the polar and everest expeditions:
Henry Chaplin watches Jaco test his Ice Axe
Jaco Van Gass - crossing
Jaco Van Gass - testing out his Ice Axe
Over the shoulder view - Everest
Summit Team in front of Everest
Team view Mt Everest
The Walking with the Wounded Everest Team (L-R), (Back) Francis Atkinson, David Wiseman, Russell Brice, (middle) Andy Hawkins, Chris Gwilt, Martin Hewitt, Jaco Van Gass, Daniel Majid, (front) Mani Rai, Karl Hinett