Thank you to everyone who helps The Soldiers’ Charity give a lifetime of support to soldiers. We couldn’t do it without you. Here are some people who deserve a special mention – if you have someone you would like to thank please email email@example.com
THANK YOu BRIGADIER jAMES ELLERY CBE
The Brigadier contributed an enormous amount in aid of The Soldiers’ Charity in 2010. Of note, he gave a talk at The HQ of F Company, The Royal Green Jackets, entitled ‘Don’t Take Care, Take Risks’, introduced by Chief of the Defence Staff, General Sir David Richards KCB CBE DSO ADC Gen. He persuaded many of his own friends and colleagues to support the charity and raised £5,000.
WARRANT OFFICER 1 jEz SHAzELL ROYAL LOGISTIC CORPS
Jez Shazell applied to The Soldiers’ Charity for funding which we gladly agreed to. Jez was instrumental in helping The Soldiers’ Charity get £14,000 worth of internet connection, computer terminals, Playstation and TVs into the Army’s airport, the Joint Air Mounting Centre in Wiltshire, for the 20,000 troops a year flying out to operations in Afghanistan or on exercise.
COLONEL jOHN ROSS
We bid a fond farewell to Colonel John Ross who retires after more than 11 years working for The Soldiers’ Charity as London’s Regional Director and National Events organiser. He will be remembered in particular for organising the annual Chelsea Flower Show Collection, the annual carol service in the Hospital Chapel and the Lord Kitchener Dinners, all of which were highly successful events throughout his time with us. We wish him a happy and long retirement.
MICHAEL HOCKNEY MBE
We say a fond farewell to Michael Hockney, Trustee and Chair of the Development Committee who has been involved with The Soldiers’ Charity for 12 years and was awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List for his services to us. Michael has been intrumental in rebranding the charity and driving forward the fundraising strategy. We would like to thank him for his unfaltering support and ambition and we are delighted that he will continue his involvement with us through the Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch, one of the charity’s most successful events.
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The Prosser family tragically lost their much loved son and brother, 21 year old Private James Prosser, to an IED explosion in Afghanistan in 2009. James’ mum Sarah has worked tirelessly to raise money and awareness for The Soldiers’ Charity. “I feel the work your charity does is amazing. You step in and our soldiers would be lost without your love and support.” Some of James’ close friends and relatives raised an incredible £13,000 by running The Cardiff Half Marathon in his memory and will also be entering two teams for The Soldier Challenge. Sarah said “I feel very strongly that our soldiers and their families get the support, emotionally and financially, that they deserve.” The Soldiers’ Charity is so grateful to Sarah and the rest of her family and offer our sincere condolences for your loss.
James is one of our top fundraisers and has raised £35,000 by running in the London Marathon since 2009. For the 2010 race, James and his team raised over £23,000 for The Soldiers’ Charity, a truly phenomenal amount for which we are sincerely grateful. An ex-Coldstream Guard, James and his family and friends are long-term supporters of our charity. His 2010 fundraising efforts were in memory of his cousin, Lieutenant Pete Rous, who tragically died on exercise in November 2009. James said: “Pete loved the Army and I believe this to be a thoroughly appropriate and worthwhile cause to support in his memory.” James is also on our Young ABF committee and will be running the 2011 London Marathon again this April! Thank you James for being such an incredible supporter, your hard work for our cause is quite remarkable.
MRS jOY WHITE
Thank you to Mrs White for generously donating £3,600 to The Soldiers’ Charity, the sale proceeds of her father’s, Major Harold James Walker, medals which include a DSO won in 1945 and a Mention in Despatches for his daring escape from capture in 1940.
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? people work for The Soldiers’ Charity
DID YOU KNOW?
27 former soldiers in
residence at Broughton House, Salford
KNOW? £14m a year by 2015 is the fundraising target we have set ourselves
KNOW? The Soldiers’ Charity has more than 1,500 Twitter followers
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More than 2000 people volunteer for
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