Posted: Monday October 19, 2015
The first steps of The Walk of Britain expedition 2015 were taken on August the 22nd, an extraordinary 72 day trek seeing four British and two American wounded veterans walk a total of 1,000 miles through the length and breadth of the British Isles. The expedition is due to triumphantly finish on November 1st at Buckingham Palace.
Walking With The Wounded is a charity that supports the employment and vocational aspirations of service men and women who have been physically, mentally and socially disadvantaged in their service. Recognising the skills of armed service personnel, Walking With The Wounded works to compliment, support and transfer these qualities into the civilian workplace to ensure sustainable employment and independence for individuals and their families.
Walking With The Wounded has so far received a phenomenal amount of public support and donation and for a seventeen mile stretch along the way, the veterans were joined by Prince Harry. The Walk of Britain event is engaging local communities all over the country, highlighting the remarkable dedication of our personnel and raising awareness of the charity’s work to support their independence through long-term employment.
During the ninth week of the walk, the veterans will be walking through East Anglia via Hunstanton, through North Norfolk, Norwich, Stowmarket and Colchester and on the evening of October 23rd, we are extremely proud to be hosting them here at Braxted Park estate. Here, the team will be able to unwind and relax with a beverage and something warm to eat before getting some well earned rest overnight in our luxury accommodation.
In the morning, we will prepare the team a hearty breakfast before waving them off as they continue the trek.
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.”