On Wednesday afternoon 22nd May, the Arches Line Dancers presented a cheque for €1550 to Justin Farrier of Holidays 4 Heroes in Spain. Linda Chitty presented the cheque in the room provided Free of Charge by Ali of the Arches café. Linda confirmed that the money had been raised by the contributions of those attending the Line Dancing sessions and that they like to support local charities. After the event, Linda was presented with a bouquet of flowers by Bella Brooker in appreciation of all the time and effort she devotes to raising money for charity.
Justin explained that, with that money, he can provide a week’s holiday accommodation for fifteen families for a month in either La Torre Golf or at El Valley Golf. Applications are catered for from all three arms of the British Forces.
Many of the personnel are multiple amputees, who have been through the rehabilitation centre at Hedley Court, near Epsom race course. Others are suffering from P. T. S D. and other war related injuries. Holidays 4 Heroes also welcome widows, children and parents of deceased service personnel, which is the other face of war; those that are left behind and have to deal with the loss of a loved one .
Last year of the 167 families benefiting from the holiday scheme, 130 came to Spain. Justin provides close personal support starting before the arrival to driving them to the beach, the Water Park or shopping. By far the most popular choice is the beach for the children. The aim of the Charity is to increase the number of families by 10% each year.
Justin expressed his gratitude for the donation and support and explained that as well as money, people can give of their time e.g. at a Bar B Q or the use of a villa. He can be contacted on (m) 633102479 and their web site is: – www.holidays4heroes.org
The photo shows Justin Farrier receiving the cheque from Linda Chitty
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