My 14 y/o daughter had English homework tonight. Task was to write a charity letter to a potential supporter, laying out what the charity is, who it benefits, and why it needs the money. I must stress that this was entirely her idea, with no input from Mum, whose Dad was in Burma in WW2, or me (ex TA, ex-regular RN). It could have been any cause, for cats, kids, you name it, but this is her work: "Dear Supporter, I am writing to you to inform you of the charity Coming Home. Coming Home helps and supports both the family members of those who are enrolled in the armed forces in the Army, Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force. It focuses on looking after the wives, husbands and children left behind, providing child care, housing and money for niggling debts that cannot be paid. It also provides free health insurance and travel insurance for the service men/women who have got injured and a lift home to see their loved ones. Coming home has been running in the UK and some of Europe for two years and in that short amount of time we have helped and supported many thousands of families and service men/women. Jake Taylor is an officer in the Army and is often posted out to Iraq. He has a loving wife and two children. In 2003, he was badly injured in a car bomb explosion. He nearly lost his leg. The cost for his medical health was £1500 and his family just couldnt pay, luckily, Coming home was there to help and offered health insurance to pay for his much needed treatment and travel insurance to transport him back home to his family to recover. I was so glad that I had registered with Coming Home because if I hadnt I wouldnt have been able to get the treatment and go home and see my beautiful wife and kids. Thank you. Jake Taylor. The money that you donate goes towards Health insurance and travel insurance for those in the Armed forces and care for the families. Specific families will have support and guidance. We also provide psychiatrists for those who need someone to talk to, after school drop-in centres at the100 different Army barracks around the United Kingdom. Just £2 a month could pay for childcare for 3 weeks, and after your first donation, you will receive a personal letter from those you have helped, recent photos and a calendar for year 2008. If we dont donate, the families will not be helped and they will have to cope on their own. This could lead to many hardships. The cost is just £2. They are our countrys service men/ women who fight for us. They fight for other countries that need help, they deserve something back to assure them that their families are well looked after and so are they. There are many ways that you can donate; Online log on to www.cominghome.org.uk and click on donate at the side of the home page. OR you can send us you can request a donation form by sending us a quick email; firstname.lastname@example.org OR by sending us a letter to our office; Coming Home Charity, Thank you for reading this letter, Yours sincerely, Olivia **** Director of Coming Home. _______ It brought a big tear to the eye of both of us.