THE Walking with the Wounded charity event to raise money to help veterans regain their sense of purpose saw a brother and sister take part in the 245-mile event.

The event was run by Royal British Legion Tidworth Football team with teams of 4 attempting their 245 miles within the 36-hour time frame. Scarlett and Ciaran Smith are both students at The Wellington Academy and they participated in the walk over a 36-hour period.

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Headteacher at the Wellington Academy, Robert Wood, said: “As a school with a high intake of service families, I was honoured to be asked to help Scarlett and Ciaran raise money for a veteran charity."

Robert Wood has been in talks with Scarlett and Ciaran's mum to organise a non-school uniform day on Wednesday 20th December, in a bid to raise more money for the charity. 

He said: "We are extremely proud of them both and hope we can help the students reach their donation targets with our non-school uniform day.”

Salisbury Journal: Ciaran and ScarlettCiaran and Scarlett (Image: Ascend Learning Trust)

Ciaran and Scarlett completed an incredible 106 laps with 26.3 miles completed, and the school has raised a total of £530.

Scarlett said: “It was my Dad who inspired me to take part as he has done the event before, and I wanted to raise money for a good cause.”

The event began on December 14 at 8am and finished on December 15 at 8pm. The miles marked the distance from the football clubs base to Freilinghien France, where the Truce football match was played during WW1 in 1914.