Be inspired by the Invictus Games 2016

pampeano’s ethos is all about being inspired; inspiring people, inspiring places, inspiring dedication, stories, skill, craftsmanship and achievements. This is all represented in our polo belts, which stand above the mass market and are individually hand-stitched by highly skilled artisans who use their traditional practices in a process which takes up to five hours to complete.

To add to our ‘inspirational people’ series on our blog, part 6 goes to the entire UK team competing in the Invictus Games this week in Orlando and captain David Wiseman -who is going for gold with a bullet in his chest.

The 110-strong team of recovering personnel and veterans are taking part in the Invictus Games this week. These games are a fantastic opportunity to be inspired by the skilled human endeavour of a sportsperson, and moreover to show support for the bravery and selflessness of women and men who are rehabilitating from their time in the armed forces.

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Prince Harry, patron of the Invictus Games Foundation, unveiled the team at Buckingham Palace this morning. He met the team and posed for the first official team photograph. Image shows the 110-strong team of wounded, injured and sick (WIS) personnel and veterans will represent the UK at the Invictus Games 2016 next month with Prince Harry.      More than 180 WIS personnel and veterans tried out for one of the 110 places available on the UK team. The selection process was based on the benefit the Invictus Games will give an individual as part of their recovery, combined with performance and commitment to training.   Getting involved in sport helps with self-confidence and feeling psychologically empowered. Significant physical and mental health benefits can be translated outside of sport and into everyday life.   The UK delegation to the Invictus Games 2016 is being delivered by a partnership comprising the Ministry of Defence, Help for Heroes, and the Royal British Legion.   The team launch also marked the official handover of the Invictus Games flag from Prince Harry to US team captain, Will Reynolds, signifying the handover from London to Orlando.   The Invictus Games 2016 are being held in Orlando, Florida at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex from 8 to 12 May 2016.

Prince Harry explained his intentions for the Games by saying “these Games have shone a spotlight on the ‘unconquerable’ character of servicemen and women, their families and the ‘invictus’ spirit’’.

With our passion for sport and our ongoing work with sporting professionals, we know only too well the power of sport on the mind and body, and the incredible ways in which it can transport players and unite entire communities. The work of the Invictus Games is about using the inspiring potential of competition and the sporting environment to directly benefit servicewomen and men who are in rehabilitation and recovery.

To support servicewomen and men and veterans as well as their families, visit helpforheroes.org.uk.

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