Anna will be cycling 253 miles from Lands End to Stonehenge (and another 16 miles to home) in the depths of the English winter to fundraise for the Supporting Wounded Veterans charity. Tom, Simon and Oli are also cycling alongside Anna and fundraising for SWV.
The SWV charity supports wounded campaign soldiers, helping those who are battling with both physical and mental injuries, to rebuild their futures through a unique, specially designed, ski-based development programme. Each year a group of Veterans spend seven days in ‘skihabilitation’ in the Swiss ski resort of Klosters, which enables them to regain their confidence and embark up a new path to fitness and wellbeing.
Last year, in Klosters, Anna witnessed the confidence boost that the ‘skihabilitation’ brought to the veterans and this inspired her to apply to be a ski buddy in 2019.
Any size of donation is much appreciated, here are examples of how your donations will help:
£25 - is a valuable contribution towards SWV’s Veteran assistance costs.
£80 - helps fund one month of the mentoring programme for a Veteran (covering travel costs to meet their mentor). Such support can take many forms, from the building of business plans and instigating lifestyle routines, to seeking the right professional or medical advice or creating an achievable ‘get back to life’ plan.
£100 – pays for airport transfers to and from Ski Week or, alternatively, mountain lunches for the Ski Week.
£150 – pays for one Veteran’s flight to the Ski Week, or alternatively, the approximate cost of 3 Veterans attending training/workshops/interviews.
£200 – Pays for the hire of specialist adaptive skiing equipment (sit ski and outriggers) during the Ski week.
£770 – covers the cost of one Ski Buddy through
Ski Week (Accommodation is kindly donated by our generous local supporters).
£930 - helps to pay for ongoing assisting of a Veteran into sustainable employment. This entails everything the Veteran requires to help them identify and find the right opportunity, job seeking, CV writing and interview guidance, to the point of job-start and beyond.
£14,200 - the total cost per veteran to cover Ski Week and the ongoing programme of mentoring, pain management and employment advice.
Thank you very much for your support for this fantastic cause. Every single penny is very much appreciated.