Went to Ascot yesterday with friends whose children were participating in the "Horses 4 Heroes" sponsored ride around Windsor Park and Ascot Racecourse in aid of H4H. A marvelous day was had by all and, I'm told, £750,000 has been raised/promised. Menwhile, while lounging in a deck chair enjoying something long and cool while admiring much crumpet in sprayed on jodphurs, an elderly "Duchess" type came by, we exhchanged pleasantries and commenced conversation. Apparantly, she is a regional coordinator for the ABF and commented on how H4H has captured the public's imagination to the detriment of the other Service Charities. She then banged on about BLESMA, claiming that injured serving pers get the best of the best when it comes to replacement limbs but, once discharged, are at the mercy of their local NHS PCT for support and servicing etc. Many PCT's are slow at coming forward to support discharged service pers with replacement limbs who then turn to BLESMA who are desparately short of donations while H4H has around £19,000,000 in the bank and no way to spend it on those who have been discharged as their trust deed is for "serving personnel". So, running the risk of a metaphorical stoning, should H4H step their profile down a gear or two and allow service charities a slice of the action or, is everything fine and she was some old (well spoken) biddy having a unjustifiable rant?!