ipcortex, Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes, UK - 1st October 2015 - Inspirational charity Walking With The Wounded receives Special Recognition Award for their work helping wounded military veterans adapt to civilian life
In 5 short years, Walking With the Wounded has helped over 2,500 British military veterans to make the transition to civilian life. They’ve raised awareness and inspired wounded ex-servicemen and women to achieve at the highest level, conducting ambitious expeditions to the North Pole, South Pole and Everest with Prince Harry as Expedition Patron. This month, they’re bringing the expeditions closer to home by conducting the Walk Of Britain - a 1000 mile walk due to finish at Buckingham Palace on 1st November.
These activities have made their mission a reality and as a result they have been honoured with a Special Recognition Award at the Pride of Britain Awards, televised on 1st October.
Edward Parker, CEO and Co-founder of Walking With The Wounded commented, “The Pride of Britain Awards was a very special event for Walking With The Wounded and a great honour. I feel very proud that we have received this recognition. As a charity, we are humbled by those we work with and help, and it is them who make the difference. They are the people who inspire so many. And it is down to them that we have received this prestigious award.
“Whilst doing our current endeavour, The Walk Of Britain, the team have been amazed by the amount of public engagement the walk has created and touched by the numbers that turn out each day to support them on their journey. The expeditions that we do wouldn’t be possible without corporate sponsors like YESSS Electrical who are the title partner of the expedition. We encourage the public to get behind the team and Buy A Mile of their 1,000 mile expedition to Buckingham Palace.”
Throughout their work with veterans and in raising funds and awareness, Walking With The Wounded needs to coordinate the efforts of, and collaborate with, hundreds of external organisations, partners and corporate sponsors. To this end they selected a telephone system from British company ipcortex, supplied by Norwich-based Red5 Networks who have supported them through their recent growth; this solution will provide the means for them to communicate effectively as they continue to change lives.
Tom Leaney, Managing Director of Red5 Networks, said, “We’re really pleased to have the opportunity to help Walking With The Wounded by providing an ipcortex comms solution that helps them to operate efficiently, keep costs down and collaborate with all of the external organisations that cooperate with them to make such a positive impact on the lives of our veterans. I’m delighted that their efforts have been recognised with the Pride of Britain Award and would encourage Norfolk businesses and individuals to get behind this team, based right on our doorsteps, by Buying a Mile or getting involved in their Walk for Christmas campaign.”
How you can get involved
Walk of Britain: Buy A Mile:
•Visit http://walkingwiththewounded.org.uk/walkofbritain2015/buy-a-mile-2/?ref-ww and buy a mile from as little as £10.
Walking Home for Christmas:
•Grab your friends and colleagues, ditch the car, tube, train or bus and get walking to support veterans who don’t have a home to walk to.
•Sign up at wwtw.org.uk, pay your £10 entry fee to receive your branded Santa hat, hi-vis vest, wristband and fundraising pack.