A West Norfolk veteran is taking on an 11-day physical challenge to support veterans with mental health issues.
David Rose, from Downham Market, will take on a different discipline each day despite a paralysed right arm.
He served 31 years in the Royal Air Force as an Aircraft Technician until he was discharged due to the problems with his arm. After a few roles in aircraft simulation, he started working in the military charity sector and, through Walking with The Wounded, is now part of the High Intensity Service in the East of England supporting veterans with complex mental health needs.
David said: “As a disabled veteran, I have first-hand experience of how life can suddenly change and present what looks like unsurmountable challenges. I’m Walking Home For Christmas to help raise funds so that Walking With The Wounded can continue to support veterans overcome their challenges and lead the best possible lives.”
This year, the annual fundraising campaign will raise money to ensure that no-one is left behind from the lockdowns. The campaign will focus on supporting veterans and their family members who have been affected by the mental health epidemic that has engulfed the country during the pandemic.
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