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Hiking shoes at the ready for Care UK healthcare colleague Hannah Wollaston

May 16 2018

Hannah Wollaston, applications specialist, has been raising money on and off over the years, usually through a bake sale, bric-a-brac stall or something similar. This time she wanted to take on more of a challenge, so naturally climbing a mountain seemed a good place to start!

“My grandfather was in the forces and I have another family member currently affiliated with the RAF, so the forces have always been close to me and my family. I was in the Combined Cadet Force at school, but unfortunately due to time constraints on training, as well as back and knee issues over the years, I was unable to go further with this career. Raising money for Help for Heroes seemed to be a fitting way to give something back to the troops I was unable to join.”

Hannah will be taking part in the overnight Ben Nevis trek on Saturday 18th August – Sunday 19th August, starting the climb at 10pm.

“I’m only gradually beginning training! Nevertheless I’m starting with a 30-minute walk every other day and will progress to longer walks and gentle jogs as we near the event… I better get my trainers on!”

Although a proportion of the funds will be allocated to Hannah’s participation in the event, further funds raised will go towards supporting those with injuries and illnesses attributable to their service in the British Armed Forces.

Every course and activity offered at a Help for Heroes centre aims to empower the brave men and women to look beyond their illness and/or injury, regain their purpose, reach their potential and have a positive impact on society.

Anyone wishing to support Hannah can do so here