Shaun Franklin

I'm supporting other veterans overcoming their mental health like I did

I've created a team taking on the Cumbrian Challenge - to support those who served. We're taking on a big walking route around the Lake District alongside teams of veterans who are getting their lives back on track thanks to Walking With The Wounded. 

My ask is quite simple. Please dig deep, or sign up a team to take us on. 

Why? We're the lucky ones with jobs, families, homes. Most people leave the military without any issue, but for a small minority it isn't so easy. I suffered severely with PTSD. It took my to dark places. My depression set in, anxiety through the roof and unable to complete daily tasks let alone parenting. 

Walking With The Wounded 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 – which is at the heart of what WWTW does.

Please help me and my team hit our £2k target. Every £675 can enable a veteran or their immediate family to access 1-2-1 private mental health therapy within an average of 4 days of referral. Imagine that.

Thank you so much in advance for your support. I was once incredibly vulnerable and if it wasn’t for the help of this charity I don’t know how I would’ve ended up.

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John Rosser

Seems like a suitably insane thing to do, why am I not surprised?!? Fantastic challenge, fantastic cause, fantastic bloke! I presume you’re going to beat James’s time?!?


Paul Franklin

Unbelievable cause, good luck to you all


Karen Franklin

Good luck Shaun!! You’re raising money for a very worthy cause. You are amazing 🌟



Good Luck Guys! 💪🙂


Anne-marie King

Good luck team Chamber


Fearne & Finn

You got this Uncle Shaun & pals! We love you