Walk 4 PTSD
After the successful completion of the series of expeditions called the Union Flag Walks that covered 6,400 miles across the UK a new plan was put together to do a new series of walks called ‘Walk 4 PTSD‘.
This series of walks was devised during our World War 1 – 100 expedition in 2014 and would start with the first ‘Walk 4 PTSD‘ in 2015.
This walk is due to start on the 04th of May 2015 from Andover High Street and will end 4 months later on the 31st of August 2015.
Those taking part on the walk will be veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)and in addition to this VIA are looking for 1,000 people to walk a short distance with the VIA Team.
Please follow the link to the ‘Walk 4 PTSD‘ website www.walk4PTSD.org.uk
The idea for Walk 4 PTSD came from our previous long distance walk called World War 1 – 100 which was not completed due to an injury.
Many things were learned from this previous walk and the first was in order to get people to walk with you on something this big it is better to have its own dedicated website which has been constructed.
This website will give individuals or teams wishing to join the team the ability to choose where and when using the maps on the site.
The aim of the walk is to walk around the coastline of mainland Britain using National Trails and tracks where possible taking in the fantastic countryside that Britain has to offer.
The walk will be completed over 4 months with time set aside where the VIA Team will fundraise in towns and cities on our route. Short walks will also be done into these towns where people will be invited to walk with the VIA Team and get sponsored a minimum of £100 and if we reach our target of 1,000 people throughout the walk we will raise £100k to help those who suffer.
A new ‘Walk 4 PTSD‘ will take place each year with the year added to the ‘Walk 4 PTSD‘ name. Each year a new element will be added to the walk which may include inviting the public to join the team to walk up Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike or Snowdon as a seperate challenge during the walk with the VIA Team leading the walk.
As with all VIA expeditions, ‘Walk 4 PTSD‘ will always be about veterans suffering from PTSD challenging themselves and with the new element of inviting others to join the team throughout the expedition and to create a fundraising element into the expeditions.
The funds raised will be to fund future international expeditions.