Volunteers help raise £10,000 for Troop Aid - The Solihull Observer

Volunteers help raise £10,000 for Troop Aid

Solihull Editorial 24th Jun, 2019   0

CELEBRATIONS are in order after volunteers helped raise almost £10,000 for Troop Aid.

Kind-hearted shoppers and staff at Marks and Spencers on Sears Retail Park in Shirley donated £9,888 as volunteers packed customers shopping last year.

An extra £1,000 was handed to the charity by the store through CAF bank from the sale of plastic bags – taking the total to £10,888.

Troop Aid was founded by three former servicemen who had discovered that troops returning to the UK from war zones were often coming home without their personal belongings or clothing.

The Solihull-based charity aims to ensure the provision of the ‘basic essentials’ to service casualties who are admitted to hospital when they are serving their country.

The organisation has provided more than 13,000 grab bags to injured service personnel in the 12 years it has been in operation.

Reaching military hospitals across the world, Troop Aid sends its packages to UK military hospital units in Cyprus, Canada, Kenya, Brunei, Nepal, Oman and Somalia plus all Ministry of Defence hospitals throughout the UK.


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