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Grasmere hosts Walking With The Wounded challenge

Almost 600 people took part in the Walking With The Wounded's annual fundraiser in the Lake District.

The 'Cumbrian Challenge' raises money for the injured war veterans charity, which aims to help ex-service men and women get back into work.

Lori Carnochan was in Grasmere for the start:

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Walkers brave weather for D&G veterans fundraiser

The group are walking 40 miles across Upper Nithsdale Credit: ITV ews Border

A group of fundraisers have been braving the heavy rain to take part in a charity walk for ex-servicemen and women.

They're walking 40 miles across Upper Nithsdale to raise money for the Veterans Helping Veterans fund.

The rain has been unforgiving during the walk Credit: ITV News Border

The organisation sends veterans and their families for one week breaks to St Mary's House in New Abbey for rest and recuperation.

Some of the activities on the trip include clay-pigeon shooting and fishing.

Many of the veterans are living with conditions like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and require counselling.

The walk began in Moniaive at 7am and is expected to finish in Dumfries town centre at 7pm.

Enya McGlinchey is one of the fundraisers Credit: ITV News Border

"It's Remembrance day tomorrow and it's for a great cause as the soldiers aren't getting as much recognition as they should be.

"My great-great-granddad was killed in action in France and my great-granddad was sent over to bring back the soldiers from France as well, so this time of year always means a lot to me."

– Enya McGlinchey, Fundraiser
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