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The Balmoral Challenge 2018, presented by Artemis, is a unique event for your team of four to meet, be inspired by and walk with our wounded beneficiaries from across Scotland over one of three beautifully challenging routes, starting and finishing in front of Her Majesty the Queen's Scottish residence.
The event raises money for Walking With The Wounded to expand its programmes in Scotland and enable more vulnerable veterans with physical, mental or social injuries, such as homelessness, to access better mental health care and be supported back into employment. Every team that takes part supports an ex serviceman or woman to reintegrate back into society and regain their independence. Your team can make a real difference by getting involved. There is a route for all abilities and you’ll be amazed what you can achieve together on the day, and in advance with your fundraising.
“It was so calm, and so solitary, as one gazed around; the pure mountain air was most refreshing. All seemed to breathe freedom and peace, and to make one forget the world and its sad turmoils.” Queen Victoria, Balmoral, Sept 8, 1848
“This experience has impacted very positively on our veterans who took part. It has reminded them about the skills they used in the military such as teamwork, planning and communication. The guys also enjoyed the social aspect. Having the chance to share stories with other veterans, and meet people who work for organisations that support WWTW's goals, gave them hope and encouragement. They seem happier and even more determined to take the next step towards independence and to gain sustainable employment or engage in education.” William Cairns, WWTW Employment Advisor, Glasgow & Dundee
Photo credits: David Brown and John Thow
“What an experience, the beautiful Balmoral Estate is a sight to behold and to drive through the gates is quite special. I have never walked so far in my life and am very proud of myself and my team for what we achieved that day.... wish we could do it again next week! To have met some of the beneficiaries of the charity was an honour. I’m so glad I was part of this event.” Maria Norman, Stirling Council
"Our wounded deserve the right support for life changing, but (often) hidden, issues. That's why I supported WWTW and the Balmoral Challenge. In the event I experienced 8 hours of extreme personal challenge; our wounded experience years - and sometimes a lifetime. Supporting them in this way was an easy choice to make.” Andrew, Fujitsu
“The Triple Crown was a great event for team building and the fundraising really got everyone working together before we even got there. Would highly recommend this as a corporate team building activity.” Anonymous participant 2017
Your Balmoral Challenge team entry fee includes:
The Balmoral Challenge raises funds to support vulnerable ex servicemen and women reintegrate back into society and regain their independence through WWTW's programmes.
WWTW has employment advisors working out of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee and a mental health programme accessible by any veteran via their GP.
Each team at Balmoral is challenged to work together as part of your team-building preparation and fundraise £2,000. You will be amazed what you can achieve and you will be supported with a special fundraising pack containing ideas and tips of how to hit your target. You can also call Viveca or Andy on 01263 863 902 if you need further support or to talk through any ideas. We'd love to hear from you.
5 key fundraising tips to blast past your £2,000 team target:
This event is run by Walking With The Wounded staff and volunteers, the lifeblood of it's success and to ensure a personal and memorable experience for you, meeting people working on our programmes as well as meeting our beneficiaries.
Want to be involved but can’t compete for whatever reason? Then please come and volunteer.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more. Be part of something special and help us make this event sing. You will be made welcome and receive a unique piece of WWTW kit.
"It was an absolute privilege to be part of the team over the weekend. (My partner) thoroughly enjoyed herself as well."
Lee, volunteer at the Balmoral Challenge 2017
"Fraser and I had a great time, we very much enjoyed meeting the beneficiaries and veterans and had a good laugh with the participants. We had a good look around Balmoral and managed a reasonable walk amongst the Cairns. We were very happy to help. We hope it was a great success and that next year will be even bigger."
Sarah, volunteer at the Balmoral Challenge 2017