Shard Capital Walks Home For Christmas

7 December 2017

Last night, 15 intrepid team members donned their walking shoes and hit the City’s pavements in aid of Walking With The Wounded‘s annual Walking Home For Christmas campaign. The 8.5 mile route from our Fenchurch Street offices to Clapham Junction took in some of the best sights in London, as well as raising over £1,500 for our partner charity. One of the team took the event literally and completed the final leg of his journey on foot to his front door in Earlsfield.

Shard Capital CEO, Toby Raincock summed up the night: “It was great to have so many of the team rally round and complete this sponsored walk, especially at this time of year. We’re really grateful to everyone who contributed to our fundraising, helping us reach over £1,500 for a fantastic charity’.

We were also lucky enough to be joined by Andrew Cook, Director of Fundraising at Walking With The Wounded. He said “Many thanks to Shard Capital for their ‘Walking Home For Christmas’ efforts, it was a real honour to join them during the evening, they remain a committed and generous supporter of the charity who always engage their staff and clients with great enthusiasm and fun. It’s an incredibly busy time of year for everyone so we are extremely grateful for their time and efforts.”

Established in 2010, Walking With The Wounded supports a pathway for vulnerable veterans to re-integrate back into society and sustain their independence. At the heart of this journey is employment. They offer assistance through their programmes to those vulnerable veterans who have been physically, mentally or socially disadvantaged by their service and assist them in sustaining their independence through new sustainable careers outside of the military. This includes providing support to homeless veterans and veterans in the Criminal Justice System, areas which are too often ignored. The outcome? Sustainable employment, and independence for them and their families.

If you’d like to donate, please visit our Walking Home For Christmas donation page.