Walking With The Wounded

The Walk of Britain expedition 2015 is Walking With The Wounded’s most recent endeavour, a charity which supports the employment aspirations of service men and women who have been physically, mentally and socially disadvantaged in their service.

The incredible 72 day trek sees four British and two American wounded veterans walk a total of 1,000 miles through UK mainland. They took the first steps on August the 22nd, and are due to finish at Buckingham Palace on November 1st.

The charity recognises the skills of our service men and women and is working to compliment these abilities as well as offering support and programmes to enable the transfer of these skills into the civilian workplace. The outcomes are sustainable employment and independence for armed personnel and their families.

The Walk of Britain is connecting local communities across the country, championing the outstanding determination of our personnel and raising awareness of the work that Walking With The Wounded is doing to support the wounded back into independence through employment. The engagement and support of the public has so far been outstanding, and for seventeen miles of the trek, Prince Harry walked alongside the veterans.  

The ninth week of the expedition, sees the veterans walking through East Anglia via North Norfolk, Norwich, Stowmarket and Colchester. We are honoured to be hosting them here at Braxted Park estate on the evening of October 23rd. Here, the team will be given the opportunity to unwind with a beverage and warm food before enjoying some well earned rest overnight in our comfortable accommodation.

The following morning, we will offer the team an energising breakfast and wave them on their way for the next leg of the walk.

Duncan Clark, owner of Braxted Park says: “We are delighted to be hosting The Walking With The Wounded, Walk of Britain expedition here at Braxted Park Estate. The determination of the service personnel has so far been extraordinary and it is an honour to have the opportunity of supporting their efforts for this great cause.”

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