On Saturday 5th April staff at The Brunel in Swindon will be manning a
display for Help for Heroes, the charity that Wiltshire couple Bryn and Emma Parry founded for servicemen and women wounded in conflict in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Centre Director Nick Beaumont-Jones said he and his colleagues had been moved by the suffering of the brave men and women in the armed forces.
“My father was a soldier so I do have some understanding of the risks they face on our behalf every day,” says Nick.
“When I read that Bryn and Emma had set up a charity to help those who have been wounded in recent conflicts, I immediately saw it was something we at The Brunel should support. Servicemen and women can face tremendous physical and mental trauma when in battle zones and I know that in a strong community like Swindon their enormous sacrifices are recognised and
“My colleagues and I feel that if we can give up some time so that Help for Heroes can raise valuable funds in the town, it’s the least we can do.
I hope that this will be the first of many fundraising days in Swindon, and I know we can count on our customers to be as generous as ever.”
Help for Heroes hit the headlines recently when Prince Harry, returning from Afghanistan with injured servicemen, added his voice to the growing support for those wounded in conflict. He urged newspaper editors to give those wounded in battle far greater prominence, and to put their stories on the front pages.
Other high-profile supporters of Help for Heroes include Jeremy Clarkson and David Beckham.
The Brunel staff will be informing shoppers of how the charity is helping
our servicemen and women and selling Help for Heroes merchandise on a stand outside Sainsbury’s at The Brunel in Swindon town centre.
To find out more about Help for Heroes visit www.helpforheroes.org.uk.