Veterans from local Andover-based military charity Veterans in Action are returning from a 4,000 mile-round walk around the coastline of Britain, to raise awareness for the devastating effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, on 31st August.
Beginning and ending their journey in Andover, the veterans will be arriving back in Andover town centre, to be greeted by MP Kit Malthouse and The Worshipful the Mayor of Test Valley, Councillor Iris Andersen, at 1.00pm, outside the Guildhall.
“I’m so proud of everyone involved in the Walk4PTSD,” Veterans in Action Founder, Billy Macleod, exclaimed. “For some, the walk has been life changing; giving veterans suffering from PTSD the support and confidence they need to find life after war.”
Accompanied by friends, family, fellow veterans and members of the public throughout the epic hike, the group were not only able to use the walk to raise much needed awareness across the country for the debilitating emotional and physical effects of the illness, but also as a therapeutic journey of acceptance; supporting each other, sharing stories and experiences, to come to terms with their pasts.
Veterans in Action helps veterans who suffer the effects of war or who find the transition to civilian life difficult.
Those wishing to welcome the veterans back to their home town are invited to do so, they will be leaving the Mayfly Chilbolton at approximately 11.00am. The group will arrive at the Guildhall in Andover town centre at 1.00pm on 31st August.
For more information about Veterans in Action, please visit: www.veteransinaction.org.uk.