Help for Heroes
Turner house welcomed a visitor from their house charity into assembly recently. Ian Williams from Help for Heroes talked about the relatively short history of the charity which was launched in 2007. Since then it has raised in excess of £150m and the pupils of Turner house have pledged to add to this total.
Help for Heroes was co-founded by Bryn Parry and his wife Emma. Bryn had served with the Royal Green Jackets for ten years before leaving to become a cartoonist. The couple were moved after a visit to Selly Oak hospital where they met injured servicemen and women in July 2007 and decided they needed to do something to help.
With the money raised, Help for Heroes provides direct, practical support to serving and veteran heroes who have experienced life changing injuries or illness and their families.
Later during this half term, Turner house pupils will spend a week fundraising for the charity in their own creative and wacky ways. The money raised will go towards the Arctic Heroes Challenge Ian Williams is participating in which is taking place in March 2013. The challenge involves volunteers driving from the UK to the Arctic Circle and camping outdoors in temperatures as low as -30°C using their survival techniques.
We will keep you informed of their fundraising efforts in due course.
Pictured are Ian Williams and Turner House pupil, Lewis Martin.