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Prince Harry and his team are on route to the North Pole for Walking With The Wounded after delays due to bad weather. The team, including four injured soldiers, aim to be the first amputees to reach the North Pole unsupported and have set a goal to raise £2,000,000.

The group were ready to leave camp on 2nd April for the 25 day trip, traveling 200 miles to the North Pole, but due to bad flying conditions the departure had been delayed for two days. The blog on the Walking With The Wounded website included a message from Prince Harry and Captain Martin, a wounded soldier with a paralyzed right arm, saying that they were leaving at 6pm Monday 4th April.

Captain Martin Hewitt, aged 29, said “getting really excited now and looking forward to getting on with the task at hand and walking to the North Pole”. The 26-year-old Prince added “all the boys are really excited to finally be going; we’ve been sitting around here for far too long now. Blue sky outside here at Svalbard, can’t wait to get on the ice with the boys, shame I will only be able to spend about two and a half days with them, but they are all really excited so keep the support going.”

Over £400,000 has been raised so far, and with the trip expected to finish on 26th April – just three days before the royal wedding on the 29th – the boys need all the support they can get!

The expedition is raising money for charities Help for Heroes, Skill Force, Blesma and The Warrior Programme. Make a donation here.

Written by Francesca Done.

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