Walking Home For Christmas

We are delighted to be supporting James Paget University Hospital in the charity event, Walking Home For Christmas.

Walking Home For Christmas is Walking With The Wounded’s (WWTW) annual, nationwide walking challenge to support their work across mental health, employment, volunteering and care coordination – empowering ex-military and their families.

Over the past eight years, thousands of people have done their own, memorable, solo and team walks. They’ve walked home, to a war memorial, to their old barracks, carried a Christmas tree to a friend. All manner of walks, getting out and showing support for those who have served.

About Walking With The Wounded

Established in 2010, WWTW is a leading military charity. Whether mentally wounded, socially wounded or physically wounded, the charity provides care and support to help those who have served – and their families – get back on their feet.

The charity has four main aspects: employment, mental health, care coordination and volunteering which are saving jobs, homes, relationships and lives for the veterans who are struggling since leaving the military.

They have innovative partnerships with the NHS are delivering significant, positive, social impacts across the UK.

Health Spaces will walk 50 miles

Joining staff at James Paget University Hospitals NHT Trust, the Health Spaces’ team has pledged to walk 50 miles between the 12th and the end of December to help raise funds.

All donations will go towards helping the Walking With The Wounded charity continue its work.

Chief Nurse Paul Morris and Armed Forces Advocate Chris Blyth are part of the ‘Paget Team’, with Chris pledging to walk the distance from the James Paget to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and back before Christmas Day – a distance of 60 miles.

Overall the team aims to raise at least £750 for the charity.

“The Walking Home for Christmas challenge really is a ‘win, win’. It will raise funds for a very worthwhile cause – but at the same time, it will give our staff an opportunity to take part in some exercise, which is beneficial for both physical and mental health.

“It’s not about walking huge distances. It’s about setting some realistic walking goals which then act as an incentive to get active and walking, to relieve some stress and get out in the fresh air in the run up to Christmas.” – Paul Morris, Chief Nurse.

To make a donation, you can donate to the James Paget team page here.

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