Honor to the Soldier, and Sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor also to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field, and serves, as he best can, the same cause.

Abraham Lincoln

Sunflowers for Soldiers

A broken back, recession and shattered career plans and the bite of conscience grips its teeth into this aspiring Army lawyer.

To honour the wounded from the Afghanistan campaign Janey set off on a charity hike, in aid of Horseback UK, that followed the 630 mile South West Coast Path, the UK’s longest National Trail. Spanning 4 counties and the equivalent climb of approximately 4 Mt Everest’s.

sunflowers for soldiersAlong this path Janey would plant a sunflower seed for each of the 616 severely wounded soldiers from the campaign. She would meet people from around the World who had been touched in some way by this war. By chance and rumour she was taken in by a band of brothers that she was walking for.

The Sunflower: a symbol of longevity, energy, warmth and happiness and they always face the sun, the symbol of life itself.

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Read more about this walk in my blog:

Watch me talk at the Royal Geographical Society about the walk.