Outdoor performance sock manufacturer, Bridgedale, is encouraging more of us to get out walking in the run up to Christmas, by supporting Walking With The Wounded’s Walking Home For Christmas campaign, to raise money in support of wounded ex-servicemen and women.
The campaign aims to encourage as many people as possible to sign up, donate and walk home for Christmas, during the period between Friday 8 December and Sunday 17 December. Walkers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to join in and do a walk in the hills, around town, on the beach or even just a walk to the shops.
The money raised will support wounded ex-servicemen and women who struggle to adjust to life outside of the military. Funds from the campaign will go towards supporting them to secure sustainable employment, provide mental health support, support those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and stop those caught up in the criminal justice system from re-offending and back on the straight and narrow.
As well as providing financial backing, Bridgedale will be actively involved in the campaign by supporting city centre events and offering free delivery on Bridgedale socks, when ordered from www.magic-mountain.co.uk, to anyone who signs up for Walking Home for Christmas. Those taking part are also being encouraged to share their walking stories and photos on www.bridgedale.com and via Twitter, to be in with a chance to win a pair of Bridgedale Socks. There will also be social media activity using the hashtag #walkinghomeforchristmas.
Carolyn Dunn, sales and marketing manager at Bridgedale, commented: “At Bridgedale, we believe that walking is a leisure activity for everyone. We’re hoping to motivate as many people as possible to get out and walk, while raising money for this vital charity. They will, of course, need to wear our socks to keep their feet warm, dry and comfortable.”
Andy Sloan of Walking With The Wounded commented: “It’s great to have a company on board that is so passionate about walking and giving people the best experience by having comfortable feet during their fundraising walks. Teaming up with Bridgedale will bring a whole new audience to our Walking Home for Christmas campaign and enable more veterans to support themselves and their families next Christmas.”
Further information on Walking With The Wounded’s Walking Home for Christmas campaign can be found at www.walkinghomeforchristmas.com