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South Downs Way 100 miles non-stop

Raising funds for Who Dares Cares (WDC)

On 27th July a team of eight will commence the mammoth challenge of walking the 100 mile length of the South Downs Way – non-stop, starting in Winchester and finishing in Eastbourne, to raise funds for Who Dares Cares.

The team of walkers consisting of serving, ex and non-military personnel, has been training hard and planning the logistics of the event over the past six months. With the aid of a support crew, they hope to complete the challenge in around 36 – 40 hours, with the only stops being for food and water.

Team member, Dan Pennington, Senior Manager at Connick Tree Care, says, “This will be as much an extreme mental challenge as a hard physical one, this makes it even more poignant as we are raising funds on behalf of the charity, Who Dares Cares, setup to support people suffering with PTSD. I’m proud of the time that I served in the Infantry and I’m very much aware that support is often lacking for people suffering with PTSD, especially Veterans – this is our way of trying to help.”

Who Dares Cares supports individuals and their families, from all walks of life, who are suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Whilst the majority of people that WDC help have some form of military background, they offer support to anyone who suffers signs and symptoms of PTSD, which could be caused by anything from trauma, to a bereavement.

“Our fundraising target is £1000, hopefully we can exceed that amount with the help of everyone who would like to donate. Thanks very much to Mike Connick, Managing Director of Connick Tree Care, for his generous sponsorship and support to the team”, says Dan.

If you would like to get behind the team for this worthy cause, please donate through the Total Giving page. All donations are very much appreciated.

You can find out more about Who Dares Cares here.

From the SDW 100miler Team, Thank you!

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