Help for Heroes

The Dictionary defines a Hero as “a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities”. Our servicemen and women of Great Britain, truly ARE heroes. They are prepared to risk their own lives and safety to protect others.

This afternoon, I was lucky enough to interview Carol Roome, Cambridgeshire and Rutland County coordinator of Help for Heroes, and Duncan Linguard, a Business man. Both are heavily involved with Help for Heroes, particularly in the East of England. The interview was held to form a part of a main feature for the March 2012 edition of Spalding High Schools gifted and talented Newspaper The High Quarterly. To read the full interview please return to this site and click on the link on 31st March 2012.

Help for Heroes was founded by Mr and Mrs Parry in October 2007 with the aim of helping returning service men from Iraq and Afghanistan. Their website says this,

“The message of the charity is simple: We are strictly non political and non critical; we simply want to help. We believe that anyone who volunteers to serve in time of war, knowing that they may risk all, is a hero. These are ordinary people doing extraordinary things and some of them are living with the consequences of their service for life. We may not be able to prevent our soldiers from being wounded, but together we can help them get better.”

I feel it’s really important for us to get involved in charities such as Help for Heroes, they help so many, but they couldn’t do it without our help raising money. At Spalding High School, plans will be made for many fundraising activities such as a Balloon race, sponsored world record breaker, Waxing boys legs and publishing a Poetry anthology of students works inspired by the charity.

You can do your bit, from something tiny such as buying a Help for Heroes wristband, to doing a sponsored parachute jump.

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