Simon Cowell, Cheryl, Nick and Rita Back The Mirror's Walking With the Wounded Campaign
Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora back this year's Mirror Christmas appeal Walking With the Wounded,
X Factor judges are helping launch this year’s Daily Mirror Christmas appeal for ex-servicemen and women whose struggles continue long after they’ve left the battlefield.
Teaming up with military charity Walking With The Wounded to help those with physical injuries, mental health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder, and problems re-adjusting to civilian life.
The Walking Home For Christmas initiative aims to throw a lifeline to the heroes who fight in war zones including Iraq and Afghanistan, but end up out of work or even homeless after returning to the UK.
Cheryl says: “I saw at first hand the work the servicemen do when I went out to Afghanistan a few years ago. I was humbled by everyone I met there.
Simon Cowell adds: “This is obviously a really important campaign helping people who have faced hardship and homelessness get their lives back on track. It’s really easy for everyone to get involved. Just put on your walking boots and support the Mirror’s Walking Home For Christmas campaign.”
Rita Ora says: “So many servicemen and women need help after their time in the armed forces, and the work that Walking With The Wounded do to get them back on their feet is inspirational.
“I hope everyone gets behind this campaign and raises lots of money through their walks to show these servicemen how grateful we are for their sacrifice.”
And Nick Grimshaw says: “The Mirror’s Walking Home For Christmas fundraising campaign is a great way to raise much-needed money for an amazing charity that helps soldiers in need get their lives back on track. At Christmas especially, it’s the perfect time to pull together a group of your friends and family and organise a walk to show how grateful we all are for the servicemen and women who have dedicated their lives to our safety.”
Find out more about the Daily Mirror's campagin and how to help.