Nepali restaurant owner Sujan Katuwal kicked off a 3000-mile walking challenge with Dame Joanna Lumley on Tuesday (16 Jan) to raise funds for Combat Stress.
Launching his challenge at the Embassy of Nepal with the help of our fantastic supporter Lord Rami Ranger, Sujan is aiming to raise £250,000 by walking more than 10 miles every day for 200 days. The money raised will be shared between a total of six charities, with 60% of the funds coming to Combat Stress.
Sujan gained widespread acclaim for donating and delivering over 100,000 hot meals to key workers and some of society’s most vulnerable during the pandemic. In April 2022 he was awarded the Freedom of the City of London for his charitable work.
Sujan is planning to complete his 3,000 mile challenge in famous locations around the UK to raise as much awareness as possible of veterans’ mental health.
Sujan said: “This is not just a journey of steps but a commitment to supporting Combat Stress. With every mile, I hope we can walk towards a brighter future for our veterans, helping to address the invisible wounds they carry. We’d really love as many people to donate as possible.”
Robert Marsh, Director of Fundraising at Combat Stress, said:
“On behalf of Combat Stress and the veterans we treat I would like to thank Sujan for undertaking this incredible challenge to raise vital funds for us. His determination to walk 3,000 miles over the coming months is simply inspirational.
“At Combat Stress, we know all too well how trauma from military service can, without treatment, destroy the lives of veterans and their families. The money raised by Sujan will help us to continue delivering our specialist clinical treatment and support so more veterans across the UK can rebuild their lives.”
To find out more, and to support Sujan's challenge, visit: Sujan Katuwal's 3,000 Mile Challenge - GiveWheel