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Worldwide Will – Episode 14: Hari Budha Magar

Will Watkins chats to fellow veterans about their lives and experiences. Season 2 is in collaboration with Emma Willis’ Style for Soldiers charity, who create smart, well-fitting clothing for injured veterans. Ex-Gurkha and double amputee, Hari Budha Magar, relives memories of his time in the service and tells us how he has adapted to life changing injuries. Fully committed to climbing Everest as soon as he and his team get the go ahead, he talks about the mental, physical and political challenges as he trains for his record breaking expedition.
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Worldwide Will – Episode 13: Matt Weston

Will Watkins chats to fellow veterans about their lives and experiences. Season 2 is in collaboration with Emma Willis’ Style for Soldiers charity, who create smart, well-fitting clothing for injured veterans. Matt Weston lost both legs and an arm to an IED explosion in Afghanistan. He chats about his miraculous recovery and career following the injuries, including his current role at Barclays AFTER programme, supporting people who have left the forces.
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Worldwide Will – Episode 12: Doug Adams

Will Watkins chats to fellow veterans about their lives and experiences. Season 2 is in collaboration with Emma Willis’ Style for Soldiers charity, who create smart, well-fitting clothing for injured veterans. Doug & Sarah spoke to Will earlier in the year about Doug’s military career, his struggle with PTSD and his ongoing recovery. They discussed the ups and downs of his mental wellbeing after service, and his recent progress with art therapy.
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Worldwide Will – Episode 11: Andy Reid

Will Watkins chats to fellow veterans about their lives and experiences. Season 2 is in collaboration with Emma Willis’ Style for Soldiers charity, who create smart, well-fitting clothing for injured veterans. Andy Reid discusses the injury he sustained from stepping on an IED plate in Afghanistan, where he lost both legs and one arm. Despite this life-changing injury, he has become a parent, motivational speaker and was even awarded an MBE for his charity work.
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Worldwide Will – Episode 10: David Patterson

Will Watkins chats to fellow veterans about their lives and experiences. Season 2 is in collaboration with Emma Willis’ Style for Soldiers charity, who create smart, well-fitting clothing for injured veterans. Dave opens up about his mental health issues after service, and how his current job as a Community Coach for Newcastle United Foundation has been hugely beneficial to his recovery.
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Worldwide Will – Episode 9: Lisa Johnston

Will Watkins chats to fellow veterans about their lives and experiences. Season 2 is in collaboration with Emma Willis’ Style for Soldiers charity, who create smart, well-fitting clothing for injured veterans. Will spoke to Lisa Johnston, who served as a Combat Medical Technician in the Army. After injuring her leg during training, she suffered from a rare condition causing constant pain and discomfort, with the only solution being amputation. She discusses her military career, family life, and the challenges she faced as a result of her injury.
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Worldwide Will – Episode 8: Stewart Hill

Afghanistan veteran Will Watkins chats to fellow veterans about their lives and experiences. Season 2 is in collaboration with Emma Willis’ Style for Soldiers charity, who create smart, well-fitting clothing for injured veterans. Will sat down with Stewart Hill before lockdown to chat about Stewart's upbringing & military career. Stewart opens up about the brain injury he suffered during service, and finding refuge in creative outlets such as painting and playing the piano.
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Worldwide Will – Episode 7: David O’Mahoney

Afghanistan veteran Will Watkins chats to fellow veterans about their lives and experiences. Season 2 is in collaboration with Emma Willis’ Style for Soldiers charity, who create smart, well-fitting clothing for injured veterans. Will was joined pre-lockdown by David O'Mahoney, who suffered a life-changing brain injury during service. They discussed how this affected David's life, his inspiring story of recovery, and his recent success as a motivational speaker.
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Worldwide Will: Season Two Trailer

Will Watkins chats to fellow veterans about their lives and experiences. Season Two explores the stories of beneficiaries of Style for Soldiers, a charity founded by fashion designer Emma Willis, that makes bespoke clothing for injured veterans, in an effort to improve their confidence and mental health. Just before the UK Lockdown, Will chatted to 9 veterans with life-changing injuries sustained in recent conflicts. They opened up about horrific experiences & trauma, and their inspiring stories of overcoming these obstacles.
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Worldwide Will – Episode 6: Roy Thornburn

Will Watkins chats to fellow veterans about their lives and experiences. On this episode, he sat down with Roy Thornburn and they discussed his military career, a devastating experience in Afghanistan and the effect that had on Roy's mental wellbeing, as well as his journey to recovery.

Worldwide Will – Episode 5: Alex Smith

Will sat down with Alex Smith, a fellow Afghanistan Veteran. They chatted about some dangerous moments whilst serving, overcoming PTSD and how Alex launched his clothing line, Redcoat Apparel in 2018.

Worldwide Will – Episode 4: Paul Nayman

This week, Will spoke to Paul Nayman, about his life and experiences in his three tours of Afghanistan. They discussed the difficulties of returning to normal life after service, how they both struggled with mental health issues and more.

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