Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it – hear from past participants!

                                                                                               Gasway Services Ltd

"Thanks again from all at Gasway. Loved it and see you again next year. Well done to all involved in making such a fab event."

Andy Merrill
Gasway

"We're extremely proud of our colleagues that took part in @supportthewalk's #CumbrianChallenge over the weekend. They managed to raise over £16,000 for the charity, which supports those who have served in the Armed Forces & their families. Well done to everyone who took part."

Yodel

                                                                                                             The British Army

“Back home from a very successful Cumbrian Challenge. A really amazing event in which one of our Army Physio teams managed to win the Tough route race and the fastest military team award.”

James Watson
Army Physios

                                                                                      Vattenfall logo

"“This has been a fantastically organised event. It’s been so important, people have worked so hard, it’s been so long! Thanks so much for all the effort and its for the best cause ever.”

Sue
Vattenfall

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“That was pretty tough I must say, it lives up to its name! But so worth it and for a worthwhile cause!”

Cameron
Global Procurement Group 

                                                                                                                                             Tritility logo

"A fantastic weekend and a great experience, one I would recommend to anybody who wants to see if they can put mind over matter and overcome the challenge."

Deb Keirl 
Trility 

                                                                                                                     OIG

"It was an incredible weekend. Our team loved every minute. Well done to everyone at Walking With The Wounded who worked so hard to make the event such a success. Roll on 2022."

Ian Dibb
Once I've Gone

"I found it breathtaking, heartbreaking and inspiring meeting and hearing the stories of the guys - it made the fundraising efforts worthwhile. I personally enjoyed how our team bonded in these adverse conditions, we all work in separate departments and are now good friends".

DALE EADES
Morson Group

“Extremely proud of our FDMers who have taken part in the #CumbrianChallenge this past weekend tackling 9 peaks and over 25 km trek. Thank you to our charity partner @supportthewalk for organising such an incredible fundraising event in support of #veterans, raising £250,000!".

FDM Group

"We continue to take part in the Cumbrian Challenge because it is an event that epitomises teamwork. Teams take part, teams support them and the team at Walking With The Wounded then does incredible things with the money we raise. It is one of the first things we put into our calendar each year."

NIGEL ROBERTS
Head of Broker Relations, AEGIS London

“I have completed similar events before but the Cumbrian Challenge was the best event I’ve ever attended. The team had a terrific time enjoying the camaraderie that surrounds WWTW events. We still have the route map posted in the office and on occasion still use that day for inspiration. I highly recommend colleagues within Serco, and others, to take up the challenge.”

BILLY MENZIE
HMP Kilmarnock, Serco UK Justice and Immigration

“The reason we got involved with WWTW, and particularly the Cumbrian Challenge, is because I spent 35 years as a nuclear sub mariner in the Royal Navy and we’re really keen to do more to show that the Armed Forces covenant is more than just a piece of paper.”

IAN LOFTHOUSE
Director Nuclear Integration, Submarines, BAE Systems

“A massive thanks to all the WWTW volunteers and beneficiaries who contributed to such an enjoyable weekend. Everyone is still buzzing and talking about more challenges…so you can rest assured you have a willing bunch of participants here at Shard Capital!”

SIMON HUGHES
Head of Marketing, Shard Capital

“The Cumbrian Challenge supports team building, leadership development, provides genuine inspiration and above all is fun. Our ongoing presence is guaranteed.”

SHAUN SAVORY
HR Director, Birketts
 LLP

                                                                                                          

“Thank you for having us - you’ll have trouble get rid of us now. Really great event which we all thoroughly enjoyed, well apart from the brutal start!!”  

Andrew Downes
Resideo

“An absolutely great weekend from start to finish. It really is more challenging than we had anticipated, taking on the tougher route. We will certainly be back again next year!!” 

DAN SUTTON
AEW Architects

"An amazing, awe inspiring weekend of camaraderie, service and perseverance. For many our service to one another never ended and this was our opportunity to directly support those in the greatest need. The entire weekend is superbly organised and for us at Amazon it is a touchstone back to the men and women who are struggling after leaving the forces and a reminder of why the Amazon Military Veterans group exists." 

GILLIAN RUSSELL
Military Program Manager, Amazon EME

 

"The camaraderie whilst doing it makes you forget any fears or aches as it's such an amazing day. You get to chat to the people you are supporting and our servicemen deserve a pay-it-forward by ourselves to show our support.” 

TRACY TODD
All Together Cumbria