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I am walking from Cilgerran to Llwyndafydd for Walking With The Wounded because I want others to be helped like I have been.

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  • Team members: Thomas Witt & Benjamin Witt
  • Event: Walking Home For Christmas 2017, 08 Dec 2017 to 17 Dec 2017

Walking Home For Christmas 2017

Serve those who served us and organise a walk this December to raise money for our wounded. Sign up at wwtw.org.uk.

Charity Registration No. 1153497

Story

In July 2015 I was medically discharged from The Royal Navy after a lengthy battle with anxiety and depression.

I found myself unable the work and support my family and felt I would never receive the care I need in civilian street. 

Walking With The Wounded recognised my situation and funded my recovery. I was placed on their 'Head Start' programme. They found me a suitable therapist close to my home and paid for private one to one sessions.

The path to recovery was hard but with the aid of my therapist and the continued support of Walking With The Wounded, I now feel I can lead a fulfilling life with a new career and the ability to be present as a father and a husband.

I am now a self employed tree surgeon in Ceredigion, West Wales. I regularly work with a team based in Cilgerran, Pembrokshire. I decided that I could raise money by doing the Walk Home For Christmas from Cilgerran. By road the journey is roughly 18 miles but I plan to stay off busy trunk roads as much as possible so the mileage my increase.

Hopefully the money raised will help fund others recovery in similar situations as I was, 

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