100km ultramarathon for Help for Heroes
This year I am once again running a little race… 100km this time.
I am running to raise funds for Help for Heroes. Please support my run here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/edward-wallington
Help for Heroes believes that those who put their lives on the line for us, deserve a second chance at life. They provide lifetime support for the Armed Forces Community and their families. Today, seven people will be medically discharged from the Armed Forces and their lives will change forever. In an instant, these highly-trained individuals will lose the camaraderie, purpose and career which has been their life. Help for Heroes provide recovery and support for the Armed Forces community whose lives are affected by their service, no matter when they served. Their aim is to empower Veterans and Service Personnel to look beyond illness and injury. Every penny they raise, facility they run and activity they offer is to help Veterans and Service Personnel reach their potential, regain their purpose and have a positive impact on society.
I am running the Race to the Stones – along the UK’s oldest trail: A route running towards the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Avebury stone circle. This isn’t my first Ultra, but it is the longest have done so far.
As you may be aware, my employer Esri UK has been awarded Gold Status in the UK Government’s Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS), recognising its commitment to supporting its reservist employees and veterans throughout the GIS company’s business. This is a wonderful achievement and recognition of our support.