The walk of Britain comes to Hereford
At the end of last week The Walk of Britain expedition passed through Hereford. The walk of Britain is four British and two US wounded veterans walking 1000 miles across Britain, fundraising for wounded soldiers. They left Scotland on August 22nd and will finish at Buckingham Palace on November 1st.
Hereford’s strong connection with the military provided a perfect place for the walk to pass through and for the team to get some rest before leaving from Hereford Cathedral on Friday morning. Hereford was around the halfway mark of their 1000 miles.
It was a beautiful sunny afternoon when the six strong team arrived with an entourage of supporters and fundraisers as well as former stars from American football including NFL Miami Dolphins star Sam Maddison. And of course with the NFL stars was the beautiful cheerleaders who were causing quite a stir as well as cheering them on!
A beautiful brass band welcomed them into the city centre after a stopover at Whitecross High School where they also met the Duke of Kent.
We are so proud to have made the effort to go and cheer them on and to be part of something so special. The atmosphere in High Town was really wonderful and it was very humbling to see these extraordinary serviceman really pushing every boundary possible to raise money.
If you would like more information about the route, the charity or to donate please visit the walking with the wounded website