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Walking With The Wounded aiming for biggest year yet

Published on: Thursday 9th February 2017
Categorised under: Play, Active , BAE Systems, Charity, Community, Cumbria, Lake District, Sport

A Lake District charity challenge will return this spring, with organisers hoping that 2017 will be the biggest event yet.

Walking With The Wounded’s annual Cumbrian Challenge takes place on Friday May 12 and Saturday 13, with up to 800 people expected to take part.

Now in its fifth year, last year's record entry of 160 teams raised more than £140,000 to support vulnerable veterans get back into employment.

There are three different walking routes to choose from - a single-peak 16km walk, a 23km walk that takes in three peaks, and the toughest being a 29km walk over four peaks.

Each team is challenged to fundraise at least £1,000 in advance, engaging their friends, families, employers and colleagues. The money will go towards supporting a wounded veteran back into work.

At the finish line last year, competitors were cheered home by the public, along with WWTW staff and beneficiaries.

Lead sponsors once again are BAE Systems in Barrow – a partner of Choose Cumbria.

Choose Cumbria is also proud to support the Cumbrian Challenge.

For more information visit walkingwiththewounded.org.uk

Photo: Paul Saxby Photography / WWTW 2016

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