Many of us have struggled trying to cram a real Christmas tree into the back of a car but one Chester dad tried something different - dragging it home for 10 miles on a stretcher!
Steve Hughes, 47, teamed up with his brother Simon and two sons Ash, 18 and Brad, 20, to take on the walk from Delamere Forest to the family home in Mickle Trafford.
But he had a good reason for doing so - Steve wanted to support the Walking Home For Christmas campaign which is part of the Walking With The Wounded cause which supports veterans with physical, mental or social injuries on their journey to long-term security, independence and employment.
The TSB staff member said: “I was really interested when I heard about the Walking Home For Christmas campaign and decided to go for it. I love reading about all about the Walking With The Wounded expeditions, particularly the trek to the North Pole.”
The Walking Home For Christmas campaign is backed by the captain of GB’s Invictus Games team David Henson, Nick Knowles, Sir Chris Bonington, Julia Bradbury and Dominic West and will see thousands of people pulling on their walking boots and Santa hats to have an adventure on their doorsteps this Christmas – be it one mile or 100.
Walking Home For Christmas raises funds for WWTW’s Home Straight programme which supports homeless veterans back into employment and independence.
To support Steve please visit: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SteveHughes12