Cpt Ed Pawsey of the 2nd Battalion, the Yorkshire Regiment recently contacted us in their bid to raise money for Help for Heroes , the charity that helps to support wounded UK service men and women. Ed and his colleagues are doing the Help for Heroes European Rally and have had some good local publicity. This is what they say on their website
Team Green Howard has secured a place on the Help for Heroes European Rally 2010. This rally as you may have read consists of a monster 1650 mile drive starting on Salisbury Plain crossing Normandy and ending at Hitler’s ‘Eagles Nest’ in Berchtesgaden, Austria whilst traversing 6 countries. This rally follows the route of the well known TV series ‘Band of Brothers’ and is part road/off road competition whilst visiting specific historical locations. All in order to raise funds for the Help for Heroes charity.
The Team consists of Ed Pawsey, Will Pawsey and James Kelly. Both Ed and James are Captains in the Army. Ed’s in the 2nd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment (the Green Howards). James is a Captain in the Royal Engineers and is a Bomb Disposal Officer. Will is a student studying Criminology at Nottingham University and is set to join the Poice Force. All three of us have close links to friends who have been injured or killed in Afghanistan and make this trip and raise funds in memory of them. Help for Heroes is at the front of our mind for obvious reasons and without this charity and your generous donations our many injured service men and women would not have the lengthy process of rehabilitation your fundraising has begun to provide. Without this rehabilitation it would be near impossible to give these Heroes the ability to rebuild their lives and face a positive future.
Please give what you can as every little helps. ALL money raised goes to the charity and not funding the event or team. It may take 5 minutes to register but 5 minutes now is a future better for all.
Ed is asking for any donations on his Just Giving website, so please contribute anything you can to this very worth cause.