James Wright

At Location: Cumbrian Challenge 2022

Participating in their 1st Cumbrian Challenge!

I did it!!!

Hey everybody. So for all those who knew, as well as for those that did not.. I spent last weekend just gone, up in the lake district, enduring a gruelling 26km hike for the veteran's charity, Walking with the wounded. Well, I'm pleased to say - I completed it!!!
Now, If anyone would have asked me 12 months ago if I'd be doing anything close to this hike this year, I'd have thought you'd have eaten, drunk, or smoked something funny!!! As I came off morphine last February, and off my aircast boot and really tall crutches in march, thinking at the time that I was lucky to be standing and taking a couple of steps at a time, let alone thinking that in just over a year, I'll be the closest to the sun without flying in decade's, scaling the monster climb of a hill/mountain, nor travelled almost 19 miles, even without going cross-country.
So I've had some achievements this weekend that I hadn't achieved since i was over 20 years younger, and had never thought I'd be able to do again, let alone with a cracking and lively bunch of people from our great company. So thank you to the rest of #teamdxc for welcoming me into the fold this weekend, and I'll be waiting to see the routes for next year, before fully deciding which one I'll do, but i will be back

For everybody who had so generously donated to this great charity and cause already, Then may I so simply and humbly say a heartfelt thank-you to you all. And for people who was thinking of donating, or who may now consider doing so - Please do!!!. There are some great people from every part of the charity, especially in the background, who do so much to help veterans.
It is not too late to donate folks. You just click on or copy and paste the link below and it'll take you to my fundraising page, where your donation will contribute towards helping make a better life for a veteran.  Thank you everybody!!! J X.
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40 hours until our big event!!!!

This time last year I'd never have thought I would be where I am now, getting the last of my kit ready, before heading further up north tomorrow to the Lake District, before I undertake a testing 26km walk, aiming to complete it within 10 hours, all while trying to raise donations to assist this great charity in their work with veterans in need.

So far, All of the generous donations to my fundraising page alone have surpassed £500. Can you help it reach over £1000??

As a veteran myself, I can somewhat understand some of the difficulties that the veterans this charity come across. Please help me raise as much funding as possible, to help these amazing people as they try to pick veterans up when they are at their lowest, and put a smile on their faces again. I know that with your help, #Walkingwiththewounded can help so many people back on their feet. Every donation helps to go such a long way. Thank you all for your time, donations, and much-needed support. J X.

P.S You can follow my team on this link on the day to track our progress and select the relevant team, and that will be the only one shown, or not, and you'll be able to track all the teams, on all three routes. - https://live.opentracking.co.uk/wwtw22/  My Team is no 226 - DXC Red Hot Chilli Steppers. 

Over £500 donated so far!!!

WOW!!! What can I say??? I am truly humbled by all the donations that you all have so kindly given towards my fundraiser so far. No matter the size, every amount will go some way to helping one of our dear veterans in their time of need. It is still not too late for anybody to donate to such a worthy cause. All these donations are motivating me so much and this disabled veteran cannot wait to get over the finish line

Thank you all so much. J.

Training already underway..

Hi All. I had already begun training for the Cumbrian Challenge, even before I was part of a team... I sadly missed out on doing this last year, as I was physically so far from being close to being able to even take part in the 10km route. That said, I am doing the 25km route, and seeing how I get on, may come back again to challenge the big 32km route. Sunday just gone 17/04/2022, I completed the longest walk/hike that I have done in a very long time, completing just over 23 miles - roughly somewhere over 37km!! I went out into the Peak District national park, Starting from Bamford train station to Winn Hill, down and along the valley, before climbing up onto the great Kinder Plateau, along to the other bottom end of the plateau to Kinder Scout, Down and along the skyline, before coming round to Lord's seat, followed by Mam Tor, and the great ridge along to Lose Hill, And then finally down through Hope and ended up at Hope train station. The picture with this post was me on Mam Tor, with a few miles left to go... Lose Hill is at the end of the ridge to one side, with Winn Hill to my other side.
I cannot run, however, I think I can hold my own at walking. Keep checking in to see how I'm getting on, with both fitness, and fundraising. Take care everyone, And if you've not already donated, please feel free to do so - Every amount counts to helping a veteran in need. Thank you. J.

I'm supporting our wounded. Are you with me?

I've joined a team taking on the Cumbrian Challenge - to support those who served. We're taking on a big walking route around the Lake District alongside teams of veterans who are getting their lives back on track thanks to Walking With The Wounded. 

My ask is quite simple. Please dig deep, or sign up a team to take us on. 

Why? We're the lucky ones with jobs, families, homes. Most people leave the military without any issue, but for a small minority it isn't so easy. 

Walking With The Wounded support the veterans who are struggling with their mental health, who are hard to reach, socially isolated, homeless, in police custody... men and women with little to look forward to but who want to get back into society and employment – which is at the heart of what WWTW does.

Please help me and my team hit our £2k target. Every £988 we raise could fund a course of therapy, giving a veteran the tools to support their mental health needs now and in the future. Starting within 4 days of referral - imagine that.

Thank you so much in advance for your support.

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Anonymous

Best of luck James, keep us posted in progress.

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Adam Easterbrook

£100

Nooky

Good on you bud. Nooky

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Chris Wright

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Michael Chapman

good luck

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Adam Hope

Good luck and well done mate.

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Lynne Dalton

Well done!

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Brian Trubshaw

Good luck James, plenty of cake will see you through.

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James Wright

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Lisa Shears

Good luck. You can do this.

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Paul Francombe

Good luck James!

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Marc Tracey

Best of luck with the challenge!

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Romeana

You'll be fabulous! Another fantastic cause :)

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Steph Ant Gaby

Goodluck James!

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Stefan Dyson

Good luck James, can't wait to hear about how it

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Catherine Clinton Boisvert

Way to go! Congrats

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Laura Harman

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Vikki C Luff

Having done similar style events (although for a different cause) myself, I wish you all the best in your endeavour! You got this!

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Tessa Sheffield

Well done, you're an inspiration!

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Jon Mccourt

Good luck mate, and well done!