About 'Holidays 4 Heroes'
By Hols4Heroes | Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 21:18
'Holidays 4 Heroes' is a non-profit Community Group whose 'Help Them Out' activities have included getting a number of vererans off the streets, helping out with job applications, buying back medals sold due to financial crises and almost everything else in between. Homeless, hungry, skint, separated, ill, imprisoned, burgled, raped and robbed - the scope of problems encountered by serving an ex Service people is vast and we have helped with every problem we have found. Our rapid reaction time and 'can do' attitude have amazed the existing Service Charities and we work closely with them.
For those injured on operations, the bereaved and their families, 'Holidays 4 Heroes' will
· Raise funds to cover flights, transfers, insurance, taxes and perhaps a little spending money;
· Work with the expatriate and holiday accommodation communities, either gaining significant discounts or managing donations of a free week or three; and
· Work with Regimental or Corps officials and Welfare Officers, RBL and SSAFA Forces Help to identify suitable cases, sort out administration and generally make sure all they have to remember is their toothbrushes.
In the last year we sent over 120 families (a family being between two and fourteen people) on holiday, mostly to Spain, but also to Gibraltar, France, Portugal, Cyprus and the US. Others have been to UK Locations from the Scotland through the Lakes and to the Isle of Wight.
We will be holding a Coffee Morning at the 'Royal Oak', Milborne St. Andrew on Monday 2nd April 2012, starting at 1030 a.m. There will be a Book Stall, Cakes, Bring & Buy and a Raffle, as well as an opportunity to buy hand made beaded jewellery – necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Admission will be £1, to include coffee and cake. Please come along and support us. We have no paid staff and you can be sure that all the money we raise will help a deserving case.