SOLIHULL Mayor Coun stuart Davis showed his support for Troop Aid by inviting the charity’s volunteers for afternoon tea.
The volunteers were given a chance to have a look around the council chamber and civic suite.
The Mayor said: “Here in Solihull we are so proud to be the home of Troop Aid. It’s the charity that supports our injured service personnel by giving them the basic essentials when they are inevitably a long way from home and they have nothing because timely medical attention has been the main priority.
“The majority of the work done by Troop Aid is done by volunteers and I was so pleased to be able to meet some of them today to say how much we all appreciate their hard work.”
Since the charity was started in 2006 by three ex-servicemen Troop Aid has given a helping hand to personnel who are injured either on training exercise or in combat when they return to the United Kingdom without their personal effects or clothing.
Troop Aid supplies them with the ‘basic essentials’ in a grab bag.
Items in the bag include t-shirt and shorts, washing and shaving kit, towel, face flannel, toothpaste, toothbrush, shower mules, socks and underwear.
The charity also makes up grab bags for injured female service personnel.
In addition to this emergency pack Troop Aid also supplies on demand to the injured service personnel many other items of clothing and footwear such as tracksuits, hoodies, fleeces and trainers.
For more about Troop Aid call 0121 711 7215 or visit www.troopaid.info
Donations can be sent to: Troop Aid, 21 Radway Road, Shirley, Solihull B90 4NR.