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Sponsored Bike Ride Raises Over £150 for Walking With the Wounded

Posted: 9th May 2013 | Category: Year 8

On Sunday, Sophie completed a 26 mile sponsored bike ride and raised over £150 for Walking With The Wounded, a charity which was established in 2010 to raise funds for the re-education and training of wounded servicemen and women.  For most, leaving the Armed Forces was not something they were planning before their injuries and most are not prepared for the move from one career to another.  Further to this they are now facing a future with physical and mental disabilities.

Pictured above are two ex-servicemen who took part in the the 75 mile route and then handed out medals in the afternoon.  Cpl. Terry Byrne (left) lost his right leg and badly damaged his right hand after a roadside bomb went off in Afghanistan.  He has gone on to become a GB paracyclist world record holder and has just been granted funding for Rio 2016. Capt. Martin Hewitt (right) was shot in the shoulder in Afghanistan and lost the use of his right arm.  In 2011 he conquered the North Pole unassisted with a group of wounded servicemen and Prince Harry for Walking With The Wounded and in 2012 he lead an expedition up Everest.

Sophie, who was the youngest person involved in the bike ride, is hoping to increase her total to £200.  If you would like to donate you can complete the sponsor form at school or email to pledge money.

A well-earned post-cycle massage.

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