Help for Heroes

Since December 2011, we have been raising money for Help for Heroes, a charity which helps service man and women who have been injured during a tour of duty in Afghanistan.

Help for Heroes is a charity close to my heart because I hope to join the military one day, and I feel that it is my duty to help the personnel who get injured. I have met ex-military amputees who have all said that without the help and support of Help for Heroes, life would be extremely hard.

To raise money, I asked for a Year 10 and Year 11 non-uniform day on Friday 9 December 2011, organised a cake sale and held a raffle. All of these were fun to arrange and take part in. Thanks to your generous donations and participation we have raised £447.98, and more is still being raised as Greyhound tickets are still on sale for £5.00 at Student Reception.

The money we have raised will go towards various projects such as building rehabilitation centres for amputees and support for Personnel Recovery Centres at Colchester, Tidmouth, Catterick and Plymouth.

Amy-Louise Paul, 11ECL