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Horses are Heroes!

Twelve fundraisers are recovering after driving 1,009 miles non-stop from Land's End to John O'Groats in a replica World War I horse-drawn ambulance to raise money for injured servicemen.

The team, which includes eight amputees, some injured in action, set off from Cornwall on 21 June) and arrived in Caithness on Wednesday 29 June having driven day and night for nine days. Nine pairs of horses were used.

The endeavour, organised by paramedic Jacks El Tawil, is supported by numerous high profile figures, including Prince William, showjumper Michael Whitaker and eventer Mark Todd, who helped train the soldiers for their adventure.

Mark said: "I was delighted when Jacks asked me to give a riding lesson to the wounded servicemen taking part in this amazing challenge. We had a great day, hugely inspiring."