After starting their expedition on World Mental Health Day (Oct 10th) up the misty and wet mountains of Pen-Y-Fan, the Grenadier Walk of Oman team has undergone an incredible 11-day journey covering over 300km. Despite physical and mental barriers (not to mention the blisters!), the team perseverance is admirable. So far, they have raised over fifteen thousand pounds, and you can still support their outstanding efforts here.
Prometheus Medical’s own Megan Johnstone joined the team on day three of the journey, which saw them begin at Hereford Cathedral, a town steeped in military history, and head East to Woolhope, finishing in Much Marcle.
Check out Megan’s participation in the video below.
Megan adds: “The countryside was stunning, but a humid day! The team and their camaraderie are a joy to experience, and they all know how to have a good time despite dealing with their own various physical and mental injuries. They’re around to help each other accomplish each day as it comes, good and bad. I was so proud to join and support them on the part of their journey, and I wouldn’t have had that opportunity if it had still been in Oman”.
As Megan highlights, “Here at Prometheus Medical, we work closely with military consultancies, both serving and veteran, to deliver the highest quality of medical training in a complex range of tactical scenarios. That’s one of the reasons we are continuing our support with Walking With The Wounded as a sponsor”.
Walking With The Wounded provides ongoing mental health and employment support for ex-service members, with several members of the Walk of Oman team personally benefitting from the charity’s outreach work themselves. The team have been joined by veterans and serving forces members in every different region of the challenge.
Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, had a private phone call with the expedition team on the penultimate day of the challenge. Over the phone, as part of the conversation, he gave them some words of advice: “Guys, just remember, you have got to hold on to this moment; you have got to hold onto this feeling. Because it doesn’t matter where you walk, or what you are doing. When inevitably we all end up feeling down, a little bit dark, in the weeks, months and years to come, you will remember back to this. Lean on this experience to pick yourselves up.”
To learn more about the fantastic support offered to veterans by Walking With The Wounded, visit https://walkingwiththewounded.org.uk/.