The Warriors Arrive

The Warriors Arrive

The UK team have now all arrived safely in Colorado Springs, with the remaining seven athletes arriving today - veteran Mary Wilson, Marines Louis ('Nevs'), Joe & Matt,  Ben from the Royal Navy and James (Simo) from the Army.

The team, who will be cheered on by Prince Harry at the weekend, have a couple more days of training and acclimatisation before the Warrior Games begin on Saturday 11 May.

The 2013 Warrior Games are expected to be bigger and better this year.  We’ve heard the Americans have been training hard but we have a great bunch of people who are up for the challenge – let the battles commence!

Your donations have allowed this 30 strong team, made up of wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans from all over the UK, to take part in the Warrior Games.

Sport is a key part of the recovery process and the Games provide an opportunity for the athletes to take part in something they might not have ever had the opportunity to do.  Occasions like this are great at encouraging confidence as well as the physical benefits you would expect from a sporting event.

We’d like to say a massive thank you before we start to our supporters, Fisher House Foundationwho have helped fund the team’s flights through their Hero Miles scheme and Under Armour who have provided the team’s kit for a heavily discounted rate.

You can follow the team’s progress here as well as through the Help for Heroes social media channels – Facebook Twitter (@helpforheroes) using #ukheroes #warriorgames we’d love to hear your messages of support!

Until tomorrow – good night!

Jess x

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