104th International Four Day Marches Nijmegen 2022

Last Friday saw a team from the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine visit Fisher House to learn more about the project they would be supporting through their approaching challenge. On Wednesday WO2 Mac McKenzie will lead the team in the 104th International Four Day Marches at Nijmegen, raising money for Fisher House UK, part of University Hospitals Birmingham Charity. 

The team visiting Fisher House 

Mac said "I have been privileged to work amongst the most amazing Army, Navy and RAF professionals based at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB). In that time, hundreds of our injured service men and women have been treated by QEHB medical staff, with many subsequently undergoing rehabilitation at Stanford Hall (DMRC). Whilst at QEHB patients and their families can stay at Fisher House and be supported by the staff there. This amazing facility enables patients and families to use the home away from home located within a few minutes walking distance of the hospital wards. Since opening in 2013 over 6,000 people have stayed at Fisher House. Fisher House does not receive either MOD nor NHS funding and relies solely on charitable donations.  The team has trained hard and qualified through the UK 50 mile event.  This challenge covers 100 miles over four days in the height of summer, carrying at least 15kg of kit. It is the largest civilian and military march in the world with over 45,000 civilian walkers and 5,000 military. The event attracts over two million visitors which creates a very special atmosphere.”

You can support the RCDM Nijmegen Team here.

Update: Due to the extreme heat in the Netherlands the decision has been made to cancel the first day of walking. They hope to resume and hold the event over Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

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