CHARITY AND GIVING
Walking With the WoundedWalking With the Wounded is a UK charity which aims to support veterans with physical, mental or social injuries on their journey to long term security, independence and employment.
At Shard Capital we feel a strong affiliation with WWTW, as a number of our team, including our Managing Partner and COO, have served in the forces. 2019 marks our fifth year of partnership, and over this time we have met a number of the charity’s beneficiaries, witnessing their impact on these individuals’ lives.
The work of Walking With the Wounded is incredibly varied, encompassing housing, employment, medical care and rehabilitation. Similarly, our opportunities to support their efforts come in many forms, although our main contributions are through the charity’s two major annual fundraising events; The Cumbrian Challenge and Walking Home for Christmas.
If you would like to find out more about Walking With The Wounded and their work, you can visit their website.
Walking Home for ChristmasEvery year, in mid-December, the Shard Capital team forgo cars, buses, trains and bikes to Walk Home for Christmas. This event is focused on raising much needed awareness for the charity’s Home Straight programme, working with unemployed veterans to secure positive employment outcomes. To date, we have proudly raised nearly £7,000 through this initiative.
The Cumbrian ChallengeThe Shard Capital team will this year participate in the Walking With the Wounded’s flagship fundraising event for the third time. Based in the Lake District, each team of four supports at least one wounded veteran back into long-term employment.
To date, our efforts have raised almost £20,000. The weekend is also a great opportunity for participants to meet other Walking With the Wounded supporters and beneficiaries.
We wish our teams the best of luck as they take on the challenge again in 2019!