Four years ago this July, Bryn & Emma Parry decided to ‘do something to help the wounded’ and they planned to do a bike ride to raise £10k. A few days later, after meeting General Sir Richard Dannatt, who suggested that Headley Court needed a swimming pool, they raised their sights to £500k. In early August they went to Selly Oak hospital, met some extraordinary blokes, realised that their lives had changed forever and raised the target to £5m. It seemed to be an almost impossible task and when they launched on 1st October 2007, it was a very daunting prospect indeed.
However, they did it. Not only did they hit that target, they smashed it! This July Help for Heroes has reached the extraordinary milestone of £100m. The people of the UK have run, jumped, swum, climbed, baked, trekked and so many other thing to raise this amazing total. While it’s a phenomenal amount of money, Help for Heroes has one thing to add:
“DON’T STOP NOW!”
Reaching £100m is a major achievement, but there is so much more that needs to be done. Even when the efforts in Afghanistan are over, those affected by the horrors of war will still need our help. So while I’m extremely pleased to hear this news, I know that Help for Heroes needs our continued support – as do the guys & girls out there risking their lives, and those who have been injured.
Onwards & upwards!
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