13 December 2021

Solicitors on a mission to march for mental health in support of those who served

James Marsden Partner & Head of Family
Person walking in field with black walking boots

Solicitors from our offices in Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire will once again don their Santa hats this month and set off for a sponsored walk to raise money for a leading veterans’ charity, Walking With The Wounded, to ensure that, together, no-one is left behind from lockdown.

Team Grimsby will step out at lunchtime on Wednesday 15th December 2021, setting off from the office at Cartergate and will walk towards the Grimsby Cenotaph before looping back round to the office via People’s Park on a two-mile route.

Our Beverley walkers will also head out on Wednesday 15th December starting from the office on Lairgate, and aim to walk as many miles as they can in two hours.

Offices in the Wolds (Louth and Horncastle) and our Lincoln office have completed their walks earlier this month and are continuing to raise funds for the charity.

By taking part in Walking With The Wounded’s ‘Walking Home For Christmas’ initiative, we hope to fundraise as much as possible in order to contribute towards one-to-one mental health care sessions for veterans.

For just £82, Walking With The Wounded can fund a private therapy session for a veteran to begin the process of addressing their mental health needs. £988 could fund a course of therapy, giving a veteran the tools to support their mental health needs now and in the future.

When we last took part in the challenge pre-Covid, we managed to raise a grand total of £5,466.25 and we're hoping to collectively beat this target.

Lead organiser, partner and head of our military sector, James Marsden, said:

“Covid-19 has caused difficulties and tragedies for everyone all over the world, with families having to make sacrifices in one form or another.

“One of the most difficult sacrifices has been isolating from loved ones, especially for those who are the most vulnerable in our community. It’s also been particularly hard for those suffering from mental health difficulties unable to access immediate mental health care.”

Supporters can sign up for the walks and learn more about Walking With The Wounded and Walking Home.

For Christmas at: https://www.walkinghomeforchristmas.com/

James Marsden, Wilkin Chapman LLP
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