A team hoping to trek 119 miles from London to Norfolk as part of the Walking Home For Christmas Appeal have had to cut their journey short due to one of the party becoming badly injured.
Ed Parker, CEO of Walking with the Wounded, and Duncan Slater, an RAF veteran and double amputee, were making their journey without any money or food, and sleeping rough in order to raise awareness for homeless and vulnerable veterans over the Christmas period.
Unfortunately, their challenge has had to be cut short the day before they were due to finish after Ed, the CEO of the charity, tore tendons in his right hip and had to go to hospital, making it impossible for the pair to walk any further.
Ed has thanked his supporters on social media, saying:
“I feel hugely disappointed not to have completed it…It seemed ironic that there was Dunc and I trying to emulate the difficulties of being homeless and with one quick call a support network swings into life to help us. Someone who’s homeless doesn't have that….it's tough having nowhere to go and any amount, however small, allows Walking With The Wounded to support those people.”
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