Bridgedale is encouraging people to help the charity by Walking Home for Christmas

Bridgedale is encouraging people to help the charity by Walking Home for Christmas

Sock brand Bridgedale is backing a bid to encourage people to walk home for Christmas.

The campaign will help raise funds for the Walking With The Wounded charity, which helps injured ex-servicemen and women.

Walkers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to join in and walk in the hills, around town, on the beach or even just take a leisurely stroll to the shops. Organisers want to encourage as many people as possible to sign up, donate and walk home for Christmas, during the period between Friday, 8 December and Sunday, 17 December.

Bridgedale, which is based in Newtownards in Northern Ireland, is offering free delivery on any socks for those who sign up for the campaign via the Walking Home for Christmas website.

A leaflet from the sock brand will be included in the information pack sent out by Walking With The Wounded, with a special free delivery code to use when ordering online from the Magic Mountain website.

Those taking part are also being encouraged to share their walking stories and photos on the Bridgedale site and via Twitter, to be in with a chance to win a pair of Bridgedale Socks.

There will also be joint social media activity using hashtag #walkinghomeforchristmas.

Walking With The Wounded was established seven years ago and provides vulnerable veterans’ independence through employment. The charity offers help through programmes to vulnerable veterans who have been physically, mentally or socially disadvantaged by their service and assist them in gaining independence through new long-term careers outside of the military.

This includes providing support to those veterans at risk of homelessness and veterans in the criminal justice system.

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