War hero Trevor Coult MC is working with veterans charity Veterans In Action (VIA) to get people to “Walk A Mile In My Shoes” and help awareness of PTSD sufferers.
“Walk A Mile In My Shoes” was started by Vikki OBrien after one of her and her husband’s friends lost his life recently while serving in the Armed Forces.
Vikki said “I have started this new initiative to highlight issues for some serving in the Armed Forces and veterans who have struggled to adjust to civilian life. We have all heard the saying don’t judge until you have walked a mile in my shoes’, well that’s what I am asking you to do.”
VIA Patron Trevor Coult MC said: “Walk a mile in my shoes is a fantastic way to get veterans & members of the public to walk side by side and share experiences, PTSD is PTSD, it comes from every walk of life, and I’m really excited to be part of such a great cause“.
VIA Chief Operations Officer, Billy MacLeod said: “Veterans mental health has been brought to the fore recently with HRH Prince Harry highlighting things and that is fantastic. However for many years not enough has been done to help those who suffer and unfortunately the MOD deny there is a problem. The aim behind this new initiative is to raise awareness of veterans mental health and the essential funds to actually do something about it”
To join in and help raise awareness, simply
- Walk a mile
- Make a short video explaining why you are walking a mile
- Nominate 3 friends to do the same
- Donate £3 by text e.g. VIAS05 £3 to 70070