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Support wounded war veterans on their 1,000 mile trek

September 29th, 2015

Wounded war veterans who have taken on a 1,000 mile walk across the UK for charity will be completing the Monmouth leg of their incredible journey next week.

The six veterans, four British and two American, are representing Walking with the Wounded which fundraises for the re-education and training of the nation’s injured servicemen and women.

Their ambitious Walk of Britain 2015 expedition is due to pass through Monmouth on Friday, October 2.

After setting off from Hereford, the team will arrive at Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls at approximately 4.30pm.

Forces charities, cadet forces and the local community are warmly invited to come along to the school to celebrate the walkers’ arrival.

There will be live music and a presentation from the Walking with the Wounded team, lasting around an hour in the Main Hall at HMSG.

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Following an overnight stay in Monmouth, people are welcome to cheer the team on when they leave Castle Hill at 8.15am on Saturday morning before they make their way to Chepstow along the Offa’s Dyke path.

The Walk of Britain began in Scotland on August 22 and is set to finish at Buckingham Palace on November 1.

Edward Parker, co-founder and CEO of Walking With the Wounded said: “Walking over 1,000 miles is no mean feat.

“Yet again, we will be able to demonstrate that despite injuries these men and women look to their future with great determination and courage.

“We are also very excited about walking amongst the communities who have been so supportive of the military and Walking With the Wounded and we look forward to them coming out to support the team on their journey.”

Click here for more information on Walking with the Wounded

Please note that no parking will be available to supporters at HMSG on the afternoon of Friday 2 October.

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