Prince Harry’s Birthday Walk For Scotty’s Little Soldiers

On the 12th of November, two days before Remembrance Sunday,  I will set off on a 16 mile walk accompanied by Paddy and Harry our Springer Spaniels. Max will have to sit this one out as it’s too far for him, but he’ll be with us in our hearts all the way!

We’ll be walking in some of the most scenic and rugged parts of the Lake District. This is also a personal challenge for me hence why I’m just walking solo with my boys, Harry who turns 3 on 19th November and Paddy who will be five in January. I’ll be wearing a GPS ‘live’ tracker so you can follow our progress on the day and Harry will be wearing a gps monitor to track his mileage too (more about that soon!)

Harry is a very gentle dog, he has a very calming manner. His role in our team is to help and support all aspects of mental health and those suffering with PTSD. We have walked and talked with many serving and retired armed forces personnel. This is Harry’s birthday day walk, helping others on his big day.

Sixteen miles walking in beautiful surroundings and I’m lucky to be able to do it. The walk should take around 7 hours give or take.

Basically I’m giving one working day of my life to support an amazing little charity, when some mothers and fathers serving in our military forces gave up everything, they call it the ultimate sacrifice. They will never get to walk these lands again, see the sights, feel the rain or wind on their faces. They will never see their children grow, hear them say their first words, watch them ride a bike, learn to swim, play football, go to university fall in love or ever hold a grandchild. They will never hear them cry. The things we take for granted, lost.

But that’s where we can help ease that pain.

You see I’m walking in aid of Scotty’s Little Soldiers, a charity providing relief from the effects of bereavement for young people who have experienced the death of a parent who served with the Armed Forces of the Crown

If you feel able to support our cause no matter how little, your donation today will help the charity provide its beneficiaries with support and guidance throughout their childhood and offers a respite, however brief, from the daily ups and downs of coping with the loss of a parent.

Assistance is available to families from the British Army, Royal Navy or RAF and includes both Regular and Reserve forces.

Scotty's services are delivered through four family programmes: Smiles, Support, Strides

Please click the link if you would like to donate