Walking With The Wounded help Fix the Fells

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The first Walking With The Wounded Cumbrian Challenge saw challengers heading over the peak of Helvellyn via Striding Edge in a range of “tough” or “tougher” routes. There was no easy option!

Groups taking part came from as far afield as Norfolk, Cambridge, Wales and Scotland and in spite of the bad weather, raised a fantastic total of £245,767 for Walking With The Wounded, a charity that supports our Wounded, Injured and Sick as they make the difficult transition from military to civilian employment.

In recognition of the impact such events can have on the mountain paths and how important the path network is for hikers, Walking With The Wounded have kindly donated £2,000 to Fix the Fells. The cheque was presented to the South Lakes team in Coniston and will help us continue to maintain and repair the upland paths across the Lake District.

Fix the Fells Programme Manager, Tanya Oliver said: “It is absolutely wonderful that Walking With The Wounded chose Fix the Fells to donate to. It is one charity supporting another and encouraging as many people as possible to enjoy our beautiful landscape. Our thanks goes to all those involved in the event and we look forward to supporting Walking With The Wounded in their future Cumbrian Challenge events however we can”.

Walking With The Wounded representative Emma Johnson said: “In spite of the weather, our competitors had an excellent weekend and raised a lot of money for our charity. Events such as ours are possible partly due to the hard work of Fix the Fells rangers and volunteers so we wanted to give something back and help as many other people as possible walk on the fells.”

Walking With The Wounded will be back in Cumbria on the weekend of the 16th/17th May 2014, this time in Coniston. If you would like to be involved in the event please contact Andrew Cook via Andrew@wwtw.org.uk

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