Thursday, 13 June 2019
Top Year Cycle Challenge 2019 - Abberley to Manorbier - Walking With The Wounded
Over the past 9 years the top year pupils have completed a number of challenges, including the Annual 143 mile bike ride to Manorbier and a 100km paddle down the River Wye. This has been for a number of different charities and we have raised in excess of £35,000. This is down to the hard work of the children with their fundraising.
This year we are supporting WALKING WITH THE WOUNDED a charity that was established in 2010, Walking With The Wounded supports a pathway for vulnerable veterans to re-integrate back into society and sustain their independence. At the heart of this journey is employment.
Walking With The Wounded recognise the inherent skills of our armed service personnel and want to complement these qualities, as well as provide support to transfer their skills into the civilian workplace. They offer assistance through programmes to vulnerable veterans who have been physically, mentally or socially disadvantaged by their service and assist them in sustaining their independence through new sustainable careers outside of the military. This includes providing support to homeless veterans and veterans in the Criminal Justice System, areas which are too often ignored.
The outcome? Sustainable employment, and independence for them and their families.
The children have already started training for the exceptionally challenging ride which will cover 143 miles in one day! Yes that is correct ONE DAY! A massive challenge for anyone let alone children aged 13. They are going through all of this to raise money, so if you can please follow the link to be able to sponsor the children for the epic challenge it would go along way. It certainly helps to motivate the children on the ride when they know that they have raised money for such a good cause. Many thanks for your support.