Many individuals and local companies support charities. This year Cambridge Network members and organisations are being asked to support Help for Heroes, a new charity.
Adopt “Help for Heroes” as your charity for 2008
Funds raised will build new rehabilitation facilities for seriously wounded servicemen evacuated as casualties from Iraq and Afghanistan. The target is £8m and since the launch on 30th September Help for Heroes has raised £2.8m.
The beneficiary is Headley Court - the world class tri-service rehabilitation centre, near Leatherhead. Recently, the 20 permanent staff at Headley Court moved out of their accommodation into a Travel Lodge hotel to make way for more injured servicemen.
The best way for you and your colleagues to help is to organise your own events to support Help for Heroes. Whether it is a sponsored bike ride, a coffee morning, auction of promises or a Gala Ball, the charity will help with merchandise, publicity and prizes.
If you would like to organise your own fundraising event please contact Robert Altham, the Cambridgeshire Coordinator for Help for Heroes. He will be able to help with coordination, contacts and support from the voluntary staff at Help for Heroes head office.
You can make a Giftaid Donation on the Help for Heroes Donation Page. The tax man adds 28% extra if you are a UK taxpayer.
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