Wounded veterans’ epic challenge

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Six wounded veterans left Tunbridge Wells on the final stage of an epic 1,000-mile journey last week in aid of the charity Walking With the Wounded.

Veterans Stewart Hill, Matt Fisher, Alec Robotham, Scott Ransley, Kirstie Ennis and Andrew Bement had been on the road since August 22 on The Walk of Britain, which started near Dufftown in northern Scotland and finished at Buckingham Palace on Monday.

They stopped in Tunbridge Wells to meet dignitaries and cadets, then pushed on towards Hever Castle.

The group has also completed challenges including conquering Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowden to raise money for and awareness of wounded soldiers.

Edward Parker, co-founder of Walking with the Wounded, said: “As I have walked with the team, I have yet again been humbled by the courage of our wounded men and women to overcome injuries and positively create a new life.

“Their determination has been matched with the fabulous support we have had from thousands of people who have turned out to line the route and support us.”

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