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Sherburn in Elmet Parish Council
Mrs M Gibson – Parish Clerk
Eversley Park Centre
Sherburn in Elmet
Tel: 01977 681024
23 Jan 2012 Leave a Comment
Nicholas Weaver is taking part in a bike ride on July 1st by cycling 838 miles from John O’Groats to lands end Nicholas also plans to compleat this in only 14 days, to raise money on behalf of Help For Heroes a charity set up to help service men and women of the armed forces returning from Afghanistan and Iraq.
I’m aiming to raise £100,000 so it’s going to take a lot of hard work so if its possible for you to help it would make a huge difference to my fundraising goal and to the men and women of the armed forces that risk there lives every day, ordinary people like me and you some left with life long injures. To give my fund-raising a kick-start and to spread the news of my event I’m giving £0.02 for each person that likes my Facebook Page doesn’t sound like much but I hope to reach 50,000 and that will raise £1,000
Last year my cousin was in a near fatal car accident and broke nearly all of the bones in his body, he was sent to Queen Elizabeth hospital in Selly oak. While he was there he spent some time next to the ward where they treat injured soldiers, while visiting my cousin I meet and spoke to a few of the soldiers and there stories and positive attitudes even after their ordeal really touched my heart also my aunt works at the hospital and often tells me heroic stories some of the soldiers have told her.
I don’t have the courage or the guts of the men and women that risk there lives every day for our country, but this doesn’t mean I can’t do my bit to help, I’m fit an active and enjoy a challenge, this is something I have thought about for a while and to achieve this would be a dream come true and a great sense of pride to know I have done my bit.
Ways you can sponsor Nicholas Weaver:
Txt 70070 to RIDE84 to donate £1
visit his just giving page www.justgiving.com/nicsh4h
21 Jan 2012 Leave a Comment
A Stone man is raising money for Help For Heroes by following the route of the Second World War Dambusters raid – by motorbike. Keen motorcyclist and Help For Heroes supporter Simon Dufton has organised the Dambusters 2012 Motorcycle Ride, which will take place on the 16th and 17th May, the 69th anniversary of the infamous 1943 raid.
The ride will follow the route flown by 617 Sqdn Lancaster AJ – J on the raid itself. The team will drop a wreath on to the water of the Mohne Dam in Germany to remember all those who lost their life as a result of the raid and then return via the John Frost Bridge, so famously held by the Paras at Arnhem, the ‘Bridge too Far’. The event will finish, as did the original Dambusters raid, at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire. All of the riding will be done at night, just as the Lancaster Bombers had to carry out their raid under the cover of darkness
“It’s myself and three of my work colleagues who’ll be doing the ride, which will be about 1,500 miles all in. The most challenging bit will be that the vast majority of riding will be at night. That will be the real effort.
“I’ve supported Help For Heroes for a while now and raised over £3,000 in 2010 by riding to all of the active RAF stations in the UK in a single day. I’m a passionate motorcyclist anyway, so I wanted to do another challenge and to raise more money for an extremely worthwhile cause.
“One of my colleague’s best friends, his best man at his wedding, is currently at Hedley Court (the military hospital in Surrey) after he lost both of his legs in Afghanistan. That kind of thing makes any difficulties in my life just fade into insignificance.”
You can donate online at www.bmycharity.com/Dambusters2012
05 Jan 2012 Leave a Comment
As Britain’s World War II propaganda posters reveal, talking too much to the fairer sex — be it one’s mum, or a hot blonde resulted in the Blitz . Sixty some-odd years later, videos from British Ministry of Defence demonstrate how lady soldiers on leave overshare on Foursquare and end up disco dancing with a ski-masked terrorist wearing crossed ammo belts like a Civil War-era Mexican rebel and rocking pretty sweet moves with an AK-47.
That same terrorist (or maybe a different one, who can say? wearing’ a ski mask) shows up for tea with some soldier’s mom who just posted sonny boy’s10-20 — the (probably Top Secret!) military location which he sent her in a totally private email
While the introduction that accompanies the videos and Online Engagement Guidelines on the MOD website doesn’t specifically mention women as the main cause of leaked military secrets like the Careless Talk Costs Lives campaign of WW II, take it as British or no, we gals do love our gossip!
Remember that there may be those who are using such sites for unsavoury reasons. These range from criminals looking for ways to con you or steal your identity, to those who may wish us harm.
It’s not marketers or your own government’s spooks you have to look out for, either. A disco-dancing terrorist from central casting who enjoys tea could be checking out your Facebook photos right now.
And guess what? It can be simple to collate information from various sources in order to build up a picture of who a person is. Similarly it might only take one careless comment, or posting a picture without checking what’s in the background to put friends and colleagues at risk. These social media privacy tips — which you’ve heard a million times before —should be followed, even if you’re not a member of the British military or an MOD civilian.
Alongside being careful about the information you choose to share online, you should also look at the settings on every social networking site you use, and ensure that you’re happy with how your information is being used and shared. If there are sites that you no longer use, and have no intention of using again, it’s better for you to close your account rather than just ignore it.
24 Nov 2011 Leave a Comment
Help for Heroes (H4H) is about Derek, a rugby player who has lost both his legs. It’s about Carl, whose jaw is wired up so he’s been drinking through a straw. H4H is about all of the people currently serving or who have served in the Armed Forces. These ordinary people are doing extraordinary things for us, and some of them are living with the consequences of their service for life. Over the last year, H4H has helped 26 Scottish cases, and with £50,000, they could help many more wounded Scots on their Road to Recovery. By creating centres such as the Personnel Recovery Centre in Edinburgh (opened in 2009), H4H is determined to make the long and hard road to recovery that little bit easier.
Help for Heroes are working in partnership with the MOD and The Royal British Legion, to deliver the Defence Recovery Capability (DRC) – a comprehensive pathway to help wounded, injured and sick personnel launch back into the next phase of their lives.
H4H have committed £90m to the Defence Recovery Capability, part of which includes the creation of five regional Personnel Recovery Centres, in Colchester, Catterick,Tidworth, Plymouth and Edinburgh, that provide ongoing training and support for the wounded after Headley Court.
Bryn Parry OBE, CEO & co-founder, Help for Heroes said:
“ H4H accepts that men and women injured in war may eventually have to leave their job of choice but is entirely focused on ensuring that if that has to happen, those individuals only do so when they are ready, have the very best opportunities and the long-term care they need; they deserve nothing less.”
Your favourite charity could win £50,000 this Christmas. Choose from 12 charities and the one with the most votes wins. Vote before 4 December. CLICK TO VOTE
Which charity will you be voting for
22 Nov 2011 Leave a Comment
In 2008, a special one off rugby match was staged at Twickenham Stadium to raise funds for Help for Heroes. Thanks to the significant support of the Rugby Football Union (RFU), a group of top international rugby players and a number of high profile sponsors, a crowd of 52,500 spectators helped raise a staggering £1.46m for H4H.
2011 will see a second and even bigger match returning to Twickenham Stadium to mark the 10th Anniversary of our Armed Forces Operations in Afghanistan. The aim is to repeat the success of the first match and again raise a substantial sum of money for Help for Heroes.
The Heroes Rugby Challenge, supported by J.P. Morgan, will feature the H4H Northern Hemisphere XV managed by Lawrence Dallaglio, Jason Leonard and Ieuan Evans against the Southern Hemisphere XV managed by Wallaby and All Black World Cup winners Michael Lynagh and Sean Fitzpatrick.
The teams will comprise composite selections of players drawn from the Northern and Southern Hemisphere professional game, the best players from the Armed Forces and the pick of the young ‘Academy’ players. None of the players will be paid to play. If you only buy one ticket this year, then this is it.
Saturday 3 December 2011
In support of Help for Heroes
22 Nov 2011 Leave a Comment
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Please don’t forget our British Troops this Christmas – The MoD and The Royal British Legion are asking the public not to send unsolicited goodwill parcels to the men and women in the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force serving across the world.
The Legion are asking supporters to show their support in ways which do not place undue strain on the Armed Forces postal and logistic system, particularly towards the front line, which involves helicopter flights or road convoys.
The Armed Forces mail system’s main priority is to ensure that letters and parcels from families and friends get through in good time. If the system is swamped by the public’s generosity in sending their own goodwill parcels to people they do not know, the all-important personal mail can be significantly delayed.
Although parcels from the public are well received, if it means that mail from family and friends does not get through, it can cause disappointment and heartache. For this reason, The Royal British Legion joins the Ministry of Defence in asking people to support an existing charity with a donation instead of sending goodwill parcels.
• The Operational Welfare Fund, run by the charity SSAFA Forces Help, which provides support direct to troops on the front line. Any money donated to this fund enables commanding officers on the ground to bid for items which their men and women have asked for - http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/OperationalWelfareFund.
• The charity uk4u Thanks! which sends a special gift box full of presents to every Serviceman and woman on operations over Christmas right across the world. Last year, they sent 23,000 boxes – www.uk4u.org.
• One of the many other Service charities providing valued support to our Armed Forces – including, of course, The Royal British Legion. More information can be found at www.mod.uk/publicsupportforourservicepersonnel.
Please help us make sure our British Armed Forces have a great Christmas and are surrounded by presents and mail from the people who care about them most.
18 Nov 2011 1 Comment
When filling out your christmas cards this year, please take one card and send it to this address:
A Recovering Soldier, c/o Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Mindelsohn Way, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2WB.
If we pass this on and everyone sends one card, think of how many cards these wonderful, special people, who have sacrificed so much would get.
These are the real heroes out there and many will be away from there loved ones this Christmas.
So show some love, they deserve the upmost respect for what there doing.
11 Nov 2011 Leave a Comment
Why do I wear a poppy? I’ll tell you if I may,
Because I believe remembrance is… not only for one day.
I wear it for the fallen, and for those falling still
For those who come back broken in body or in will.
… For the parents, spouses, siblings where bereavement takes its toll.
Whose pain will never leave them, It eats into their soul
For the wino on the corner, Of his old…life nothing’s left.
Now he wishes when in battle he had died a hero’s death.
For the lad who loved a kick-about in the park with all his mates,
But now his legs are held together with pins and metal plates
For the selfless men and women whose final journey home
Is in a Union flag-draped coffin on comrades’ shoulders borne.
For all those marching proudly In Remembrance Day parades
My poppy’s worn in gratitude for the sacrifice they made
by: Jay Traisnel