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Ultimate Sacrifice fundraiser pays tribute to fallen heroes

Ultimate Sacrifice fundraiser pays tribute to fallen heroes


19 Oct, 2021

Starting on 1 November, Brian Wood MC will pay tribute to fallen comrades by running a minimum of 26 miles a day for 25 days – an astonishing total of 635 miles – to raise money for Walking With The Wounded …

Brian, who is a former Colour Sergeant of the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry in combat following his tour of Iraq. He was subsequently falsely accused – and later acquitted – of mistreating Iraqi prisoners (the subject of the Al-Sweady Inquiry). Brian’s remarkable story was the subject of the hugely popular BBC drama Danny Boy.

The gruelling charity fundraiser is being undertaken by Brian as his way of paying tribute to the fallen heroes of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. Throughout November he will run 26 miles a day for 25 days (a total of 635 miles), representing each life lost during the conflicts. Brian will start his run each day from a different military barracks in the south of England, aiming to raise a total of £20k for military charity Walking With The Wounded (WWTW).

During this incredible feat of endurance, Brian will dedicate each mile to an individual who lost their life during the conflict. Anyone wishing to support Brian in this epic challenge is welcome to join him in running as much or as little as they can, or to make a donation to WWTW.

Without a doubt, this is a challenge not to be underestimated. Brian has previously completed marathons and cross-country charity events in support of veterans and his former regiment. When asked how he was feeling about this challenge, Brian responded in a typically positive and focused way: ‘I constantly remind myself why I am doing this when I’m fully in the hurt locker. It’s solid graft on my body but I need to put the hard work in so I can represent the 635 that have fallen.’

Brian’s progress will be monitored through his social media (as noted below) and on the WWTW website.


Want to join him?

More details, including planned routes for each day of the challenge, will be made available through Brian’s social media channels:






Make a donation

You can help support this incredible cause by giving what you can:


About Brian Wood

Brian is also a best-selling author and public speaker, and has recently established his own sportswear brand, Keep Attacking.

To find out more about Brian’s background and his work, visit

About Walking With The Wounded

Walking With The Wounded supports disadvantaged veterans who have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, empowering them to regain their independence, thrive and contribute in our communities. We have adapted and we continue to support our ex-Service community during this difficult time. WWTW has worked in partnership with the NHS for many years and during this period will to do so, to respond wherever possible to support our incredible NHS.

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