On Saturday 1st October 2016 at 9am, Plymouth MP Johnny Mercer will be starting off the walkers taking part in the Walk 4 PTSD.
The 12.5 mile charity walk, organised by the Royal Engineers Association (Plymouth Branch), is marking the start of Veterans in Action’s Post Traumatic Stress Awareness (PTSD) Month. All proceeds raised by the event will go to Veterans in Action. The walk starts and finishes at the National Park Visitor Centre in Princetown.
Speaking about the event, Johnny Mercer said:
“I’m delighted to be supporting this event by starting off the Princetown Walk 4 PTSD. Local organisations like the Royal Engineers Association (Plymouth) and national groups like Veterans in Action work tirelessly to support our veterans across the city.
Raising the profile of PTSD in particular is vital if we are to support the various needs and requirements of those local men and women leaving the Armed Forces.
Why not take part, or show your support by turning up to wish the walkers well or to welcome them across the finish line?”
The organiser of the Walk 4 PTSD, Martyn Jewell said:
“The Walk 4 PTSD is a new initiative to raise funds to help veterans suffering from PTSD.
As a veteran, I have lost friends and have others who are struggling with mental health issues like PTSD. I am sure many others doing the walk will be in the same position as me.
Taking part in the Princetown Walk 4 PTSD is my small way of showing my support and helping to make a difference to the lives of ex-servicemen and women with PTSD.”
Notes to Editors:
For further information on Veterans in Action visit: http://www.veteransinaction.org.uk
Royal Engineers Association (Plymouth Branch): http://www.reahq.org.uk/plymouth-branch/
Walk 4 PTSD Princetown: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1847576778803273/permalink/1848220672072217/