Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Help for heroes

Help for heroes is a charity that supports our local heroes.

Help for Heroes say: “It’s about the 'blokes', our men and women of the Armed Forces. It’s about Derek, a rugby player who has lost both his legs, it’s about Carl whose jaw is wired up so he has been drinking through a straw. It’s about Richard who was handed a mobile phone as he lay on the stretcher so he could say goodbye to his wife. It’s about Ben, it’s about Steven and Andy and Mark, and it’s about them all. They are just blokes but they are our blokes; they are our heroes. We want to help our heroes."

Help for Heroes is a charity set up to support those people that try to save other people in war, but have ended up hurt themselves and then become badly disabled. Help for Heroes have already raised £87,898 million. These are some of the ways that they raise money: a charity run, selling teddies, car boot sales and many more.

On Friday 18th February, Help for Heroes held a small gathering to mark an exciting moment in the charity’s history. They were given the keys to Tedworth House in the garrison town of Tedworth, celebrating the fact that they are now one step nearer to putting in place systems that will make sure the wounded heroes are looked after for life. Tedworth House lets soldiers stay there and be looked after for as long as they need it. It also helps them find jobs and learn life skills.

Help for Heroes is a very good cause and worth supporting.

By Jordan and Amber

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