Loft storage franchise Access4Lofts are no strangers to heights – they work in lofts every day. However, Director Graham Ormesher is about to take on a challenge that will see him walk at up to 3500 metres above sea level, slightly higher than he’s used to.
On the 30th of April 2020 Graham will be attempting to complete a 500 mile trek from France, across the Pyrenees and across northern Spain to Santiago. He will be following the Napolean route across the Pyrenees and the Camino Santiago trail across Northern Spain.
“the trek should take me 30 days and along the way I will be attempting to live on 15 Euros a day for food and shelter. I will be walking alone and carrying everything I need in my rucksack for the duration of the trek” says Graham. “I have obviously had to commit to a serious training regime in preparation for the challenge and recently walked up Mount Snowden, carrying my 20lb rucksack to see how it felt. It certainly made me realise this isn’t going to be easy!”
Graham decided to do the walk to raise money for the charity Stoll who support homeless veterans living on the streets. National figures suggest there are between 6,000 and 10,000 veterans sleeping rough in this country. “I believe that no person who has served our country, and in many cases put themselves in harm’s way to protect us, should be homeless and living on our streets. As a veteran myself I understand the many challenges faced by armed forces personnel when they leave the service – homelessness should not be one of them!”
For over 100 years, Stoll has proudly been helping vulnerable ex-Servicemen and women turn their lives around; giving them a home and the help they need to live happier, more sustainable lives. Too many veterans face the difficulties of homelessness on a day to day basis, that’s why charities like Stoll exist.
Stoll doesn’t just provide a home, they support Veterans to build the confidence and skills they need to live independently. They provide a unique combination of high quality homes and life changing support services, from the Veterans’ Nomination Scheme, Independent Living Service and their very own Health and Wellbeing programme.
If you would like to help Graham to enable Stoll to continue to provide the help and support vulnerable veterans desperately need to live as independently as possible, then please visit his virgin money giving page to donate. https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/GrahamOrmesher