Who Are Help For Heroes And What Exactly Do They Do

Filed Under (Shirts) by XpvB79 on 29-09-2018

We have all heard of wounded soldier charity Help for Heroes, but how much do you really know about it? Launched in October 2007 by Bryn and Emma Parry and a group of friends, Help for Heroes’ pledge is to offer direct action to help those wounded in service for their country since 9/11. Their son was due to join the army and Bryn had stayed in touch with his old regiment The Green Jackets (now the Rifles), and they were moved to hear about the number of casualties in the Armed Forces. Bryn and Emma met General Sir Richard Dannatt, former head of the British Army, who suggested that they focus fundraising efforts on helping to provide a swimming pool at Headley Court, the Tri Service Rehabilitation Centre near Epsom in Surrey. They were later granted permission to form a charity, and Help for Heroes was created.

Help for Heroes benefits the Navy, Army and the Royal Air Force, with every penny from donations going to support injured servicemen and women across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Over 100 million has been raised in the past 4 years, with money going to Personnel Recovery Centres (PRCs), Tedworth House (Welfare Support Hub), and Individual Recovery Plans (IRPs).

The commitment of the charity is to assist people who are currently serving or have served in the Armed Forces and their dependants, by carrying out any lawful charitable purpose agreed upon by the trustees. This includes promoting and protecting the health of those who have been wounded or injured whilst serving in the Armed Forces through providing them with facilities, equipment or services for their rehabilitation; and to make grants to other charities that assist members of the Armed Forces and their dependants.

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Examples of the work of Help for Heroes is the “Road to Recovery” offered to injured servicemen and women. It begins with them returning from operations, probably to Selly Oak hospital in Birmingham, and then moving to Headley Court for medical and health treatment. Support will be given from Help for Heroes before, throughout and after treatment, be it medical or psychological assistance, or a grant to pay to make life at home a little bit easier. Help for Heroes has so far given grants from their Quick Reaction Fund to fund Canine Partners for injured troops, and home and car medical and mobility equipment.

Help for Heroes also provide The Band of Brothers; a communication service which keeps in contact with people injured in the service of our country, sharing job offers, VIP invitations to events and keeping in touch. Band of Sisters is a similar service, offering a support network for the loved ones of wounded or killed members of the Armed Forces.

The charity has a partner trading company-Help for Heroes Trading Company Ltd-which enables the charity’s name and logo to be used on commercial merchandise. Any profits from Help for Heroes Trading Company Ltd, including merchandise from the store, will be spent on maintaining office costs and paying staff wages, and any money which is left over goes in with the donations. Office and salary costs are kept at a minimum, with work being supported by a network of volunteers. This means that every penny of donations can then be spent on caring for injured soldiers.

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Browse the Help for Heroes online shop for a large range of products supporting wounded members of our Armed Forces. Make sure to visit the Herowear section for a deluxe collection of lounge wear including men’s and ladies’ hooded robes, jogging bottoms, t-shirts and underwear, all featuring the iconic Help for Heroes logos.Author: Kai Thorpe

Tandem Strollers: Fun And Versatile For Both Your Children

Filed Under (Shirts) by XpvB79 on 24-08-2017

By David Cummings

If you have two children that are close in age or you have been blessed with twins you might want to consider a tandem stroller to help get your children around. Tandem strollers are a style of double stroller which have seats one behind the other in a manner which resembles a tandem bicycle. With a tandem stroller you can put one child in the front seat and one child in the back seat, and know that both are perfectly safe and are able to see the world as you go about your daily business.

Tandem strollers can be more versatile than side-by-side double strollers because they are the same width as a single stroller and can get through narrower spaces more easily than the side-by-side strollers. One example is trying to shop in a large department store for clothes. Most side-by-side double strollers will not get through the narrow aisles of the clothing department. Tandem strollers, on the other hand, can be effectively and safely navigated through the labyrinth of clothes without having to worry about catching the stroller on a display or clothing rack.

Like their single seated counterparts, most tandem strollers are easily collapsed for storage in either your home or automobile.

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There are some models which can accommodate car seat or even two car seats into the frame of the tandem stroller. This allows you to easily transfer your child in his or her car seat directly into the stroller without disturbing him or her. This feature can also be helpful when getting back into your vehicle as well.

There are tandem strollers which have a rear footboard for your toddler instead of a second seating area. This style of tandem stroller is ideal if your older child has reached the age of independence and wants to do everything for himself. And the rear footboard area usually has a rear seat in case your ‘big kid’ gets tired and needs to sit for a little while.

Another style of tandem stroller is the tandem jogging stroller. Tandem jogging strollers are wonderful for parents who enjoy the outdoors and exercise and want to share that love with their small children. The children can see and enjoy the world at the same time the parent can get the exercise that they need as well.

Using a tandem jogging stroller is a great way for a parent to help their children understand that exercise is important. Since young children tend to mimic anything their parents do, this kind of activity can hopefully instill the idea of exercise and a good healthy lifestyle.

So when you are shopping for a stroller or other baby accessories you might want to consider tandem strollers if you have children that are close in age or twins. The convenience of requiring only one stroller handle both children helps keep your worries to a minimum. A tandem stroller can be easily bought online or at a local baby outlet.

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David Cummings is General Manager of Bustling Baby, a business devoted to providing baby mobility, comfort, and convenience to active families.



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