Douglas Hamilton-Cox Walks 4000 Miles for our Wounded

Monday 23 May 2016

Douglas Hamilton-Cox Wooton BassettLoyal Help for Heroes supporter and ex-soldier Douglas Hamilton-Cox has just completed an epic 4000 mile challenge that has seen him raise over £100,000 for military charities.

71 year old Douglas set out to walk from his home in Devon to Royal Wootton Bassett to honour the fallen who were repatriated in the town, after frequently driving the route. Over the following 5 years, Douglas walked an incredible 4000 miles to far flung places across the UK including Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham where the wounded are treated, and to John O'Groats. Help for Heroes is personally connected to Douglas after his nephew was seriously injured in Afghanistan and he says 'it is a charity close to his heart'.

Douglas was overwhelmed by the support he received all across the country from the little girl in Coventry whose father had died in conflict to the number of Veterans that came out to support him. 

A welcome party of dignitaries and loyal supporters welcomed Douglas into Wootton Bassett on his final leg, to congratulate Douglas for completing such a huge challenge in support of our wounded, injured and sick Servicemen, women and Veterans.


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