22 December 2017Hanford School

Striding out to Walk With The Wounded

Hanford girls, staff, friends and family walked a staggering 10K to raise over £3k for charity.

The Hanford girls have raised £3,060 by organising a sponsored walk in aid of Walking With The Wounded. This extremely worthwhile charity was founded in 2010. It supports vulnerable veterans helping to re-integrate them back into society and to sustain their independence as well as helping them to transfer their skills into the civilian workplace.

On 10th December Hanford girls, staff friends and family took part in Walking With The Wounded's Christmas charity event “Walking Home for Christmas.” Girls at Hanford actually seldom walk, they prefer to run, skip and even canter around the school at break and playtime. However, this weekend they put on their wellingtons, braved the elements and walked a staggering 10K. Their grit and determination was impressive as when the day of the walk arrived the weather had turned - it was eye-wateringly cold, blustery and wet. Despite this, the girls set off in the morning with energy and enthusiasm splashing through puddles, sharing jokes and chatting cheerfully until the very end. Their efforts were rewarded by hot soup in the hall and a giant chocolate yule log. Well done to all who took part and to those who donated. It really will make a big difference to our ex-servicemen and women this Christmas.