Military charity gets funding boost for Prince Harry trek

A charity for injured servicemen and women has been awarded £100,000 from a fund set up by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

Walking With The Wounded - which helps retrain injured military personnel for careers in civilian society - was given the grant by the Endeavour Fund for its 2013 South Pole Allied Challenge.

Prince Harry (right) will join a 210-mile trek across Antarctica this winter Credit: Kent Gavin/PA Wire

Harry, the expedition patron, announced last month that he will make the gruelling 210-mile trek across Antarctica this winter.

The Endeavour Fund was set up last year as part of William, Kate and Harry's Royal Foundation with the aim of enabling more wounded servicemen and women to take part in expeditions and sporting challenges.