Harris Lamb’s intrepid team of fundraisers have proved they’re gluttons for punishment by signing up for a hardcore hike through the Lake District in aid of Walking With The Wounded for the fourth time.

The four-strong team, made up of Tom Morley, Rob Pinks, Andy Groves and Simon Hawley, have pledged to raise £2,000 by taking part in the charity’s flagship fund-raising event, the Cumbrian Challenge, which aims to raise money to re-educate and re-train wounded servicemen and women.

The multi-peak hike on May 14th is expected to take the team up to 11 hours and involves a tough 32-kilometre route with 2,000-metre ascents.

Tom said: “We are proud to have supported this cause and raised funds for it for several years now, and we’ve taken part in this challenge in great and frankly terrible conditions, so we are hoping that the weather is favourable in May.
“We know what to expect, and while the route is always tough, there’s always a fantastic sense of camaraderie and support between the teams. It will be hard work completing the challenge, but, it’s good fun too, and one of the most rewarding experiences we’ve had,” he said.

Walking With The Wounded was established in 2010, and raises funds for the re-education and re-training of wounded servicemen and women who were forced to leave the Armed Forces as a result of their injuries and were not prepared for the move from one career to another.

WWTW helps fund training and education to help them find a career, so that they can support themselves and re-build a life in the civilian workplace, while also providing a support network to all injured veterans.

Tom is already in training

Tom added: “Last year’s event was the most successful since its launch, raising £340,222.33 – enough to fund one term of an academic course for 340 veterans, helping them back into meaningful and sustainable employment. Each team taking part commits to raising a minimum of £1,000 to help a wounded veteran back into employment, but we are aiming to raise at least £2,000 for this amazing cause,” he added.