Latest Blogs Lakesman Half Fundraiser - Graham On Sanday 20th June 2021 Graham took on The Lakesman Half which was made up of a 1.2 mile swim in Derwentwater, 56 mile bike ride through the Lake District and finally a 13.1 mile run through Keswick. Graham chose Hire a Hero as his chosen charity because he wanted to make a difference for Service Leavers and Veterans. When you consider that....48% of Early Service Leavers are unemployed six months after leaving;91% of the public believe those who have served have been mentally, emotionally or physically damaged58% of service personnel believe that most employers don’t understand them and won’t give them a chance;....it is imperative that we change that picture. I honestly believe that the confidence and capability that Hire A Hero gives to service leavers and veterans will create life changing moments for many. Graham set himself a fundraising target of £3,000, and as donations from him friends and family came flooding in on Sunday Graham hit his target just after completing the half triathlon. Hire a Hero would like to thank Graham for taking on this huge challenge, all of his supporters and sponsors for their kind and generous donations. It is good to know that people care enough to show their support for Hire a Hero; we are here to ensure that the men and women who have served aren’t forgotten nor left to fend for themselves in an increasingly complex and demanding world.