We want to raise over £1million to deliver direct, practical support to any wounded member of the Armed Forces who needs it.
The Challenge: 21st to 29th June 2011
The challenge is for a team of wounded servicemen and their support crew to raise £1million by driving a horse-drawn replica WW1 ambulance from Land’s End to John O’ Groats travelling non-stop, day and night, for an estimated 10 days. Funds raised go to Help for Heroes and will be distributed to services charities including BLESMA, Combat Stress and ABF who identify individual needs.
The inspiration behind Horses Help Heroes is Jacks El Tawil who, as a NHS paramedic, helped to mentor members of the Forces in front line first aid. Jacks saw the growing number of personnel often sustaining physical and mental injuries and the enormous costs needed to support their long term recovery. Highly experienced with horses and carriage driving Jacks was inspired to raise funds through her love of horses in the hope that many of us who love, enjoy and admire horses will share her inspiration to give.