Hols4heroes (Finishing the summer)

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  1. Hols4Heroes

    Hols4Heroes War Hero Good Egg (charities)

    Now that the summer hols are here, we've got the final 11 or so families who I have placed, but am struggling to raise air fares.

    Villas, vehicles, insurances, days out etc are all catered for, am just trying to physically get them to Spain.

    Below I've put a brief breakdown of the first six cases, more to follow.

    1. L/cpl (infanteer) plus wife and baby. Double above knee amputee, injured in blast in Afghan early in 2012, still in chair as prosthetics unsuitable at minute.

    Cost to get them away as baby is only £20 – therefore £484 would get them away 20-29th July, in time for return to Headley court for further treatment

    2. Sgt (inf) plus wife and two kids. Single Amputee and other blast related injuries, on a prosthetic, looks a treat in shorts. Still under Headley court so able to go 26th July – 3rd August

    Cost - £687

    3. Widow plus mother of KIA & 2 children – Tom killed in Afghan last year, widow very very young, not taken things too well, left with two young children, very close to his parents, mother would go with them 29th July-7th August

    Cost -£770

    4. Two mothers of two young lads, bonded and formed a close friendship as a result of sons being killed a week apart.

    Cost - £380

    5. Cpl – (inf) plus wife and child, 3 x 7.62 gunshots to chest and legs, still serving, hopefully returning to a training role

    Cost - £540

    6. Widow – left with a 4 month old baby, now 2 years old, wants to travel with her mother

    Cost - £465

    Five more to follow, the total for all cases is £5780 this is purely for flights - I know the total is a tall order and there are campaigns going on elsewhere.

    As the amounts raised rises, I'll tick off the cases.

    Sort code: 40-12-09
    Acct number: 41416081

    Apart from any fastballs we get, this will pretty much conclude the summer, and considering we are in a recession and every pound is harder and harder to find, we should just about pull it off.

    Many thanks to all who have already helped, lets just get these last few away.
  2. CountryGal

    CountryGal LE Book Reviewer

    Pennies sent
  3. some incoming, on reflection I don't really need to get that pissed tonight, do I?
  4. Not much sent. Will send a but more next week.

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  5. See what I can through in to the hat, but am a bit brassic just now.

    Will also link this to my Facebook for a wider audience.
  6. Wordsmith

    Wordsmith LE Book Reviewer

    A bit more into the pot.

    Bump this in August and I'll chuck some more in.

  7. Small sum sent, wish it could be more!
  8. Bumping before it falls off the 1st page!
  9. If it can wait until payday then I'll check some pennies at it - the little one is limiting spare funds ATM, but I'll send what I can spare!
  10. Grownup_Rafbrat

    Grownup_Rafbrat LE Book Reviewer Good Egg (charities)

    Not sure how that would work, but you're welcome to send me a cheque if you like and I'll make sure it's paid into the correct account. PM me if you'd like to do that please.
  11. Dosh sent and a bump
  12. some sent
  13. Hols4Heroes

    Hols4Heroes War Hero Good Egg (charities)

    Sitrep as at 17:54 hrs

    1 Family jobbed, flights booked.

    Awesome start!!

    Keep pumping
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  14. Money just sent via mobile phone banking. I'll have a few less sambuca's next week on holiday.

    Sent from beyond the grave using the Force.
  15. Yes I'm the numpty, but how do I send a few sheckles?