Ladies and Gents, I have been requested by a family friend to bring the above appeal to your attention in the hope that it will generate some interest. Michael was killed in action by a roadside bomb in Basra on Sunday 21 Jan this year. Though his family are obviously devastated by their tragic loss they have launched a charity appeal in his memory. The Yellow Balloon appeal is selling balloons for Â£1 each and the intention is to have a mass balloon launch in Michaels memory on Thursday the 5th April 2007. Michaels mother is donating all the proceeds of the appeal to the Neo Natal Unit in Sunderland General Hospital. What better way to remember a fallen comrade than for his memory to help save other lives. Any members wishing to purchase balloons for this worthy cause are requested to ring Jan Hall on 0191 501 8103 Please give generously.