Prince Harry poised to go to Oman for 400km expedition in astonishing charity venture

      Published on Friday, 4 September , 2020      1083 Views     
Prince Harry poised to go to Oman for 400km expedition in astonishing charity venture

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The Duke of Sussex has agreed to be the patron of the latest expedition planned by Walking with The Wounded, which will see six armed forces veterans make the difficult journey across the desert.

The charity’s CEO Ed Parker revealed that Harry has been invited to join them on their expedition.

However, it is uncertain at the moment, with the coronavirus crisis, whether the Duke will be able to go.

Mr Parker explained that Harry has been the patron of all their expeditions since 2010 and has even joined them on several trips, including one to the North Pole and one to the South Pole.

An army veteran himself, Harry is deeply passionate about helping those who have been wounded or face mental health struggles after leaving the armed forces.

Walking with The Wounded is a British charity that helps injured former servicemen and women in their career transition from military to civilian life, helping over 1900 people last year with mental health and employment support.

The Walk of Oman aims to raise money, as well as awareness of the issues faced by veterans.

Walking with The Wounded is partnered with the Invictus Games, an international multi-sport event Harry founded and runs, in which injured or sick armed service personnel and veterans compete in nine adaptive sports such as wheelchair basketball.

One of the people set to embark on the expedition, former RAF soldier Andy Phillips, has even competed in the Games before.

The Walk of Oman, of which Harry is Expedition Patron, is taking place over three weeks between November 20 and December 11 and will raise money for the charity’s work helping armed forces veterans with complex needs.

Mr Parker said: “By giving his patronage to the expeditions, [Harry] is very much acknowledging their value and he will contribute where he can to the overall success of it.


Category Lifestyle, Oman News | 2020/09/04 latest update at 4:20 PM
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