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  • Event: Nightrider 2013, 08 Jun 2013 to 09 Jun 2013

Skiing with Heroes

Supporting Wounded Veterans, integrating Skiing with Heroes, a charity taking wounded ex-soldiers skiing. Then engages them with a personal mentor to assist them back into the workplace, education or setting up their own companies. Since 2013 we have 85% of our veterans in meaningful employment.

Charity Registration No. 1149727

Story

Well here you are visiting my JustGiving page so please don't go away!

I bicycled around Northern France on three Help for Heroes Battlefield Tours with soldiers who were blind, monopeds, no-peds and with all manner of injuries. What I hadn't realised was that once these veterans leave the Army, they move into a civilian system that is just not geared up to look after the future of these men and women. Please do click on the icon and watch the video below.

Ironically, in 2011, I lost my left leg and  so I now have some first hand experience of some of the challenges that they face in mobility, generally living day by day, and getting a job.

So, I was really happy to be involved in Gilly's charity to get these guys believing in themselves and mentoring them into employment.

I am not able to do the full 100K but I intend to do 50K which is what I did last year for Christopher Shale's Rwandan stadium.

This is a great little charity that is already delivering on its promises, and which will benefit hugely from your support. Thank you so much.

Simon

 

 

 

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