James Jones & Sons hosts Walking With The Wounded14 April 2012
James Jones & Sons Ltd has hosted a visit to its Lockerbie sawmill from members of the Walking With The Wounded charity and has become a sponsor of the next expedition, which is taking wounded soldiers to the summit of Mount Everest. The expedition is now at the Everest base camp.
In April last year, the Walking With The Wounded North Pole expedition team skied into the record books as they became the first team of unsupported war-wounded amputees to reach the geographical North Pole.
Two members of the Everest expedition team, Martin Hewitt and David Wiseman, visited James Jones & Sons to discuss the challenge and to learn more about industry in general, and the forestry and sawmill sector in particular.
“We learned about the nature of the servicemen’s injuries, and Martin provided a real insight into his participation on the North Pole expedition,” said joint managing director Tom-Bruce Jones. “The next expedition is a massive new challenge and we are delighted to be sponsoring the team, as well as helping raise their profile with other companies within the sector, to maximise fund-raising and awareness.”