Natasha Hamilton, former member of girl group Atomic Kitten, has announced plans for a charity ball in aid of the Walking with the Wounded which celebrates the work and achievements of wounded servicemen.
The charity was set up in order to help injured members of the armed forces rehabilitate and rebuild their lives. In 2011, Prince Harry joined the Walking with the Wounded team as they trekked to the North Pole.
Martin Hewitt from Widnes, a former Parachute Regiment captain, led the expedition. Martin is currently in the Himalayas where he was planning to scale Mount Everest but adverse weather conditions have caused the climb to be cancelled.
Atomic Kitten Natasha Hamilton announced that the celebration ball will be held to welcome the climbing team home.
Today, announced plans for a celebration ball to welcome the team home.
Natasha will also be performing at black tie event on the 22nd July at the Crowne Plaza hotel. It will be hosted by Pro Cover Insurance and Host Creative Events.
Natasha said: “To be asked to perform for the Walking with the Wounded team in my home city is a great honour. These men have made great sacrifices and now have significant hardship. The fact they have trekked to the North Pole and attempted to climb Everest with their significant disabilities is almost beyond belief.”
The unseasonably warm conditions caused 31 year old Martin Hewitt and the team of nine that he was leading to abandon the climb. The weather increased the avalanche risk for the mountain.
Martin said: “There comes a point when one has to swallow a little pride and deal with a short-term setback in order to prevent what one feels would be certain serious injury and potential loss of life. The team are delighted with the plans for the ball. We’re all looking forward to the event.”
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