Walking with the Wounded veterans arrive in Coldstream

Prince Harry, patron of Walking with the Wounded
Prince Harry, patron of Walking with the Wounded

Four British and two US wounded veterans are currently undertaking a 1,100 mile walk of Britain and their journey brings them to Berwickshire at the weekend, with a stopover in Coldstream.

After spending the night in Coldstream the six veterans, who are raising money for Walking with the Wounded, will set off on day ten of their 72 day journey - leaving Coldstream at 9.30am on Monday, August 31, and heading across into England and their next resting place at Chillingham Castle.

Ed Parker co-founder of Walking with the Wounded, whose patron is Prince Harry, is hoping that local people will give him and his team a big send off at Coldstream and the Coldstream Guards Association and members of the Legion are already lined up to see them off.

The Walk of Britain expedition starting in northern Scotland on August 22, and is due to finish at Buckingham Palace on November 1, passing through 150 villages, town and cities along the way. On their journey the team will be joined by other wounded colleagues to lend their support.

The ‘Buy A Mile’ fundraising initiative aims to raise £20,000 towards the overall fundraising total. You can ‘Buy A Mile’ for £10, £20, £50 and £100.

To find out more about the walk and to make a donation go to http://walkingwiththewounded.org.uk/walkofbritain2015/