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Injured veterans make a pit stop in Leamington as part of UK charity walk

Leamington Editorial 16th Oct, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

INJURED veterans made a pit stop in Leamington during their charity walk from Scotland to Buckingham Palace in London.

The Walking with the Wounded group consists of four British and two US injured soldiers walking 1,000 miles in 72 days to raise money for the charity, which supports wounded servicemen and women.

The veterans – who were joined by Prince Harry at the start of their walk – stopped at the Morrison’s branch in Leamington where they met pupils from Myton School along with Leamington Mayor Amanda Stevens and chairman of Warwick District Council Michael Doody,

The soldiers talked to the students about their injuries, their recovery, and the problems they have faced since leaving the armed forces.

A spokesman from the team said: “Walking over 1,000 miles is no mean feat. Yet we will be able to demonstrate that despite injuries these men and women look to their future with great determination and courage. Communities have been so supportive of the military and Walking With The Wounded and we enjoyed them coming out to support the team on their journey.”

Visit walkingwiththewounded.org.uk to donate.

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