The Lowlanders

Old enough to know better but trying to stay young

Deserts, Canyons and Mountains in 2020!

It is Walking With the Wounded's 10th anniversary this year and to celebrate this milestone we have decided to redouble our efforts to raise badly needed cash to help them do what they do best - support those of our service veterans who have found the transition to civilian life far harder than anyone could expect.

Between us this year we will be walking a swift 100kms in the dunes and wadis of the Sahara, (Johnny and Alverne), running the 250kms Marathon des Sables in April, (Harry) and the 275kms Grand to Grand Ultra in Nevada in September, (Andrew). In May we will also again form a team to take on the toughest of the routes that will take us 29kms over some unspeakably steep Lake District mountains in a day. We will be the first team with a collective average age of over 60 to do this! 

We're the lucky ones with jobs, families, homes. Most people leave the military with no problem, but for a small minority it is a very tough experience. 

WWTW support the veterans who are struggling with their mental health, who are hard to reach, socially isolated, homeless, in police custody... men and women with little to look forward to but who want to get back into society and employment. 

Please help us to help them.

 

Thank you very much

 

Alverne, Johnny, Harry and Andrew

Thank you to our Sponsors

£950

Alverne Bolitho

£260

Andrew Luff

Don't forget the Kendal Mint Cake.

£260

Simon, Sally, James, Nicksy And Hazz

Hope the feet have survived the new boots. Shame the boots were so dirty when you set off.

£200

Anaesthetic Group

An ITU bed will be made available if required. Good luck from the team

£150

Robert

Cumbrian hills will no doubt be a little damper than the Sahara - train hard!

£134

Rowan Paterson

One for each km! Two great challenges for one great cause. Sorry not to be joining you.

£106

Peter Bristowe

Alverne , there's no stopping you. A great effort for a great cause and I lookk forward to a full debrief over lunch. Good luck! Peter

£106

Marcus De Ferranti

Good stuff Alverne

£106

Mary Bolitho

Enjoy the dunes

£106

Patrick Mcgrath

Great effort on both front, enjoy !

£104

Martin Moore

Well done. I hope the contrast between the Sahara and Cumbria is not too great. A really good cause.

£104

Hugh Apthorp

Well done Johnny

£104

Lucy & Toff Daniel

Well done in Morocco and good luck in Cumbria. A huge challenge for a great cause.

£102

Philip Jenks

£102

Piers Monckton

Good luck Alverne.

£102

Victor Galliano

Good luck Alverne & team! Very worthy cause and happy to support you. Look forward to hearing all about Morocco Best V

£55

Lyn & Jeremy Wood

£55

Emma Bowman

Good Luck Alverne! Great cause, I hope you manage to walk all those kilometres and climb all those hills! We will be thinking of you! Love from Bowmans xx

£55

John Benson

Bravo Alverne. best of luck, John & Christina

£55

Ed Butler

Well done Alverne. Just hope there’s no Shuttlecock moment on the hills!

£53

Laura Godsal

£53

Camilla Hiley

Go Alverne. You'll smash it. xx

£53

George Vestey

Best of luck, Alverne!

£53

Hugo And Tor Hardman

Good luck Alverne!

£52

Nick Milne

Well done Alv, another sterling effort. Love from the Milnes x

£52

Ian Perkins

Am thinking of you.. Have fun

£50

Andrew Hay

Best of luck Alverne! An excellent cause.

£50

Clare

£50

Martin Arkwright

Well done Alverne!

£50

Johnny Criswell

£27

Simon Fowler

£26

Terry Hayday

Like the headgear. Not sure about the camel. Well done. Great effort.

£22

Tim Faulkner

Once my hip’s done I will run after you to catch up!

£21

Jenny Olds

Welcome back from phase 1!

£6

Alverne Bolitho