Walking With the Wounded
Walking 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. 2020 marks our sixth 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 Christmas
Every 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 Challenge
The Shard Capital team last year participated in the Walking With the Wounded’s flagship fundraising event for the third time. Based in the Lake District, each team of four supported at least one wounded veteran back into long-term employment.
To date, our efforts have raised almost £20,000. The weekend was also a great opportunity for participants to meet other Walking With the Wounded supporters and beneficiaries.