Sunflowers for Soldiers: 1 girl, 2 dogs, 616 sunflower seeds
Recession, shattered career plans and 5 fractured vertebrae later the bite of conscience grips its teeth on this aspiring Army lawyer.
Brandishing a bag of seeds, a trowel, Sid the Whippet, Winston the Jug and a steely determination to honour those who suffered from the Afghanistan Legacy, I set off on a 630-mile journey along the South West Coast Path.
As I hiked the longest National Trail in the UK I met people from around the world who had been touched, in some way, by this war.
Unexpectedly, I was taken in by the band of brothers I was walking for.