Wednesday, 11 September 2013


Kate and Adrian having a laugh!
We at Hungerford Arcade are very proud to have Walking With The Wounded as our sponsored charity and equally very proud to have met Major Kate Philp when she came to the Arcade to collect our very heavy collection box.  Kate told us that she will be going on the Team Glenfiddich expedition to the South Pole as part of the UK team.  HRH Prince Harry, is patron of the Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge.
Kate and Adrian

Kate receiving the collection box from Adrian

On the 17th September 2013, HRH Prince Harry will join Team Glenfiddich, Captain Ibrar Ali MC , Sergeant Duncan Slater, Captain Guy Disney and Major Kate Philp for a 24 hour cold chamber training exercise inside MIRA's whole-vehicle environmental test chambers which simulate the extreme conditions they will face in Antarctica in just two months time.

Having deployed twice to Iraq, Kate was badly injured whilst serving on operations in Afghanistan in November 2008, when the armoured vehicle she was commanding was hit by an Improvised Explosive Device.  After 16 months in rehab she was determined to return to work and pursue her professional ambition.  Following further surgery, Kate was inspired by Walking With The Wounded to give a new focus to her rehab and take on the challenge of the South Pole.  Kate also hopes to inspire anyone who is dealing with hardship to date to try. "better a moment of disappointment than a lifetime of regret".

On Friday 19th April 2013, the Patron of the South Pole Allied Challenge 2013,
Prince Harry, officially unveiled the teams of wounded service personnel
who will race across Antarctica later this year. The announcement came
live from the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London

Kate Philp

Major Kate Philp

Duncan Slater

Conrad Dickinson

Guy Disney

Ibrar Ali MC

Richard Eyre

Don't forget there are two other teams in this amazing trek to the South Pole, Team US and Team Commonwealth.  You can get details of all the teams, their support teams and how you can make a donation by going to the the Walking With The Wounded website.  Please give these very brave men and women your support and follow them on their amazing journey.

1 comment:

  1. Well done to Hungerford Arcade for giving customers the opportunity to be a part of this donation and wonderful charity. And good luck to all the team too!
    Minerva (from The Emporium)