Christmas Shoe Box / Grab Bag Appeal
Hart will go to the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday 25th November to help our heroes. We were informed that some of the guys on the front-line have never received a parcel from home! this is because they have no family or have been in care for most of their lives.
So we have teamed up with Bob Doris MSP and the Scottish Parliament to help make sure troops on the front-line do not run out of essential supplies and know that people back home are thinking of them.
High Access Rescue Team want to do more for our heroes in the way of sending shoe boxes / grab bags filled with items to Afghanistan to the current soldiers. Mainly for those who were in care prior to signing up and those who have been injured whilst there. These boxes are for males and females.
Troop Aid was founded in November 2006 by three ex servicemen, Captain (retired) Al Sutton, Derek Joss and Ray Warren as a result of a visit to Selly Oak Hospital’s Alexandra Wing in Birmingham. This is the home of the Defence Medical Welfare Services who are responsible for the welfare of all Armed Forces Personnel, male and female who have been injured during the conflict in Afghanistan or elsewhere.
When Troops return to the United Kingdom from the war zones they arrive back without their personal effects or clothing. The objective of Troop Aid is to supply the “basic essentials” when service casualties return from serving their country overseas.
Examples of what we supply are a Grab Bag containing washing and shaving kit (Gillette Fushion Razors only), towel, face flannel, shower mules, socks, underwear, t-shirt and shorts. Female requirements are also provided. Our Grab Bags are currently being sent out to the UK Medical Stations in Afghanistan. (Donations can also be made directly to Troop Aid).
Ritchies training centre as you know is a resettlement training centre and Donald Ritchie will be largely involved in this appeal. I am hoping to bring on board soldiers that participated in the Help for Heroes weekend or someone from the army recovery centre that has been injured whilst serving in Afghanistan, all going well they might be able to come along to Parliament with HART.
We hope to collect as many as we possibly can and ship them off to reach the soldiers in time for Christmas. We believe that this is a cause that everyone will benefit from and should be proud to be a part of.
No thanks, these items should not be included...
No food especially chocolate. Only exception, non chocolate sweets are allowed.
No medicine or vitamins of any kind.
No clothing other than listed above.
No fragile items: Glass containers, mirrors.
No dangerous items: Any sharp objects, scissors.
Due to the vast response from various shoe box appeals throughout the UK, Al Sutton from Troop Aid contacted H.A.R.T to say “they are at maximum capacity and they are running out of space to store the boxes”. Although they have lots of stuff they still need funds to provide this support for our troops!
Donations can now be made by clicking on the Troop Aid picture above. I would like to thank Al and his team for the hard work and effort they put into helping our injured war heroes at their greatest time of need.