A Moorlands resident is taking on a charity challenge this December to raise money for a charity that helps and supports family members of armed service personnel. Sue Williamson-Broad's son is a member of the Royal Air Force working as an Avionics engineer at RAF Odiham and so was inspired to raise money for relatives of those who are affected by action in combat.
A Moorlands resident is taking on a charity challenge this December to raise money for a charity that helps and supports family members of armed service personnel.
Sue Williamson-Broad’s son is a member of the Royal Air Force working as an Avionics engineer at RAF Odiham and so was inspired to raise money for relatives of those who are affected by action in combat.
The 51-year-old Forsbrook resident revealed that she came across charity ‘Walking with the Wounded’ who do just that and explained how she discovered their Christmas fundraiser that encourages people to walk throughout December.
“I found out about Walking with the Wounded and decided they were the one I felt most passionate about,” she told the Times and Echo.
“Their annual fundraising event is Walking Home for Christmas, hence why I’m walking in December.
“They help veterans and their families with lots of problems, from dealing with loss of limbs to homelessness, finding jobs, grief with the loss of loved ones and so much more.
“They give up so much of themselves when they sign up. They leave their families for months on end missing birthdays, Christmas and many other special events.
“I just wanted to help support them when they need it. I just want to give a little back.”
Sue has decided to walk 31 days in total, touring around Blythe Bridge and Forsbrook in a bid to reach her target of £500.
She continued: “I pledged to walk around Blythe Bridge and Forsbrook with my dogs wearing my hat to raise awareness of the troubles our veterans face when they leave the armed forces.
“I take a few pics of the dogs and myself at different places in the villages. One day a young man pulled up in his car and donated as he’d seen my post on Facebook.
“So far I’ve raised just over £420 which I’m amazed at. I’ve put my target now at £500 but it started at £100 but raised it as the money came in.
“I’m so very grateful for the the people who have already donated so far.”
To donate to the mum-of-two’s inspiring cause and help her close in on her target, visitwww.walkinghomeforchristmas.com/users/sue-williamson-broad.
To learn more about Walking for the Wounded’s Walking Home for Christmas campaign, go to www.walkinghomeforchristmas.com.
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