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Chamber member walks with the wounded
As part of the 200th Anniversary of the battle of Waterloo Chamber member Ian Wescombe from The Training Dept is cycling from the historic Battlefield from near Brussels to Pall Mall as one of 200 riders including former British and Irish lions and wounded ex-service personnel who have benefitted from the work of Walking with the Wounded. Notionally they are retracing the journey taken by Wellingtons envoy, Major Henry Percy who took the news of the victory to the prince regent whom he located having dinner in what is now the East India club. On Saturday 20th June the route passes through LB Bexley and on into Greenwich, where the riders will muster on Blackheath and depart as a single peloton for the final leg to Pall Mall.
Walking with the Wounded support wounded ex-service personnel into civilian employment with a number of tailored programs. The benefits to employers of taking on ex-service personnel are well known and the charity’s support towards training and development makes WWTW beneficiaries an even better prospect.
Chamber members can get involved in two ways that don’t involve aching legs, a sore bottom or wearing lycra. You can make a donation, either individually or from your company towards Ian’s target of £1000 at www.virginmoneygiving.com/weski and you can check out the work of Walking with the Wounded and register as a prospective employer at www.walkingwiththewounded.org.uk/prospective-employers/