Jake is immensely proud to once again be working with Walking With The Wounded (WWTW) to raise money to support their ongoing support to Armed Service People who are transitioning back into civilian life. The 2016 K2 expedition raised nearly £30,000 for WWTW. As a serving Army Reservist with friends throughout the Armed Forces (some who have had life changing injuries as a result of their service), Jake is acutely aware of the challenge for those leaving the bubble of the Forces and looking to get on with the rest of their lives. Whilst Jake is on K2 during the summer of 2018, WWTW will once again be undertaking an incredible adventure across the USA: The Walk of America
WWTW is a charity established to support the employment our wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women, those vulnerable veterans disadvantaged by their service, enabling to achieve independence through employment.
WWTW offers assistance through their programmes to those vulnerable veterans who have been physically, mentally or socially disadvantaged by their service and assist them in gaining new long term careers outside of the military. This includes providing support to homeless veterans and veterans in the Criminal Justice System.
The outcome? Sustainable employment, and independence for them and their families.
"What Jake is embarking on embodies the spirit and determination which is exemplified by the men and women we support. With Jake’s military background, he has first hand experience of those who we work with and we are delighted that he has chosen to use his K2 expedition to raise much needed funds for and awareness of WWTW."
"Jake has been inspired to support us having seen the necessary work which we do – supporting the most vulnerable ex-servicemen and women who have found the transition out of the military challenging, through support with employment, mental health well being and social integration.
We wish Jake the best of luck and we will be following him every step of the way up, and down."
Ed Parker, CEO and Co-Founder, Walking With The Wounded
To help Jake support Walking With The Wounded, you can donate here! Thank you