Wounded soldiers horse-driven challenge

A team of eight soldiers with 22 horses are attempting to drive a WW1 replica ambulance from Cornwall to Scotland for charity.

Covering 1,000 miles over ten days, the team of severely wounded servicemen plan to raise money for their injured comrades.

To meet their deadline, they will have to travel all day and all night.

To take part in the challenge, the soldiers have had to learn the art of 'driving' horses.

The inspiration behind the challenge came after Jacks El Tawil, an advanced paramedic, was brought in to train members of the Forces.

She witnessed the increasing number of wounded personnel who needed help to recover from the horrific injuries inflicted by war.

Jacks, as a highly experienced horsewoman, wanted to make her contribution of providing direct and practical support to the wounded individuals, through a challenge carriage drive.

Through Help for Heroes, the £1m the team hope to raise will be distributed to organisations such as Combat Stress; ABF The Soldiers' Charity and Blesma.

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