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Friday 17 May 2013
An evening of stand up comedy and song
26 - 31 May 2013
100 Miles Canoe Challenge
Sunday 2 June 2013
The Great Midlands Fun Run
Saturday 12 October 2013
The Yorkshire Volunteers Band in Concert
The "Loony Lancastrians" team that completed the 40 mile Keswick to Barrow Walk
Above are the "Loony Lancastrians" team that completed the 40 mile Keswick to Barrow walk on Sat 11th May to raise funds for Troop Aid. All 6 finished the walk, Chris Middlehurst, Stuart and Kieran did it in 12hrs 32mins, Kerry and Anna did it in 13hrs 7mins and Bridget did it in 15hrs 14mins. What is quite amazing is Kieran was 3 days short of his 16th birthday and only got drafted into the team a week before the event because an ex-soldier had to withdraw with a back problem.
In the picture, the line up is from left to right, Kerry Lammas, Anna Miller, Bridget Green, Kieran Herbert, Stuart Middlehurst and Chris Middlehurst.
All the money will be collected in by July and distributed in Oct/Nov at the K2B awards evening.
Rotary Club of Edgbaston Convention presents Troop Aid with £400
Al and Pam went across to Wylde Green Rotary Club to update the members on the work of Troop Aid. They were delighted to see Rotarians there from other Clubs, too, including Pat Denning from the Rotary Club of Edgbaston Convention who presented them with a cheque for £400 from a recent collection for Troop Aid.
David Beckham and Ray Winstone visit the Queen Elizabeth Hospital
David Beckham and Ray Winstone on a recent visit to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital to talk to the military patients. Pam and Al had a chat to them while they were making a routine visit to the Families' Room.
Jaguar Land Rover Charity Committee supports Troop Aid
Jaguar Land Rover Charity Committee have been supporting Troop Aid for more than four years. Pam and Al Sutton went to the Land Rover plant to say thank you for the support given to the Charity by the workforce.
On behalf of the Trustees we wish to say a huge thank you to Sharon Gray and the Charity Committee for their very generous donations which amounted to a total of £19,844.
Troop Aid invited to Solihull Mayor's Office
The Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Ken Hawkins, invited Pam and Al for morning coffee on Friday 8th March.
Troop Aid gets recognised and appreciated from the USA!
In January, Tom Burkett, the Executive Director of U.S. based charity "Troop Rewards" made a $500 donation to Troop Aid in recognition of the charitable work Troop Aid does to provide care packages to soldiers fighting for their country. "I'm happy to support the tireless charitable efforts from organizations like Troop Aid that support the people who put their lives at risk and fight for our freedoms we enjoy both in the United Kingdom and here in the U.S." wrote Mr. Burkett.
The Mike Hinge Lodge and Harry Percy Lodge of the Sussex Province
On Saturday 23rd February seven members of the Mike Hinge Lodge along with four members of the Harry Percy Lodge of the Sussex Province (RAOB) attended a social event in Kidderminster. Hosted by the Worcester Province, Bro. Tom Chairman ROH Provincial Grand Primo Sussex Province for 2012, was delighted to present to the founders of Troop Aid - Pam and Al Sutton a cheque for £4,850. This amount was raised over the year for his appeal.
Many thanks to all who contributed no matter how great or small. Every penny will go to provide comfort for those injured service personnel wherever they may be serving be it home or abroad.
Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire
The Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire has donated £1,000 to Troop Aid. The Grand Lodge commented - "Freemasons thought the country are pleased to support registered charities, and your particular organisation is fully qualified to receive our support. I do hope that this donation will be of benefit to the charity and its recipients."
Troop Aid would like to thank The Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire for their kind donation. A lot of the charity work undertaken by The Provincial Grand Lodge does not get the publicity it deserves.
Michael Pearson says Thank You
I've been in hospital 4 days now and will be staying for an extra 3 days at least. I wanted to thank The 117th Brownies for the beautiful card, I am going to put it pride of place when I get home and the package is really helping me out a lot. I am in a Hospital in Plymouth and my family are 400 miles away so i have no visitors apart from my friend. Receiving this gorgeous card and care package made my day.
Once again thank you very much. Eternally grateful, Mike Pearson.
3 Yorks Association raise £400 for Troop Aid
Trevor Payne, Chairman of 3 Yorks Association in Huddersfield presenting Al with a cheque for £400.
Fran Bowdler raises £2,700 for Troop Aid at the Great Midlands Fun Run
Fran Bowdler from Sutton Coldfield ran in the Great Midlands Fun Run and raised £2700. Thank you Fran. Photo shows Pam and Al receiving the cheque from Fran and Alan Bowldler. Alan is one of our Grab Bag packers and has done the Fun Run for Troop Aid in previous years.
500 Grab Bags shipped to the Military Hospital in Afghanistan
Peter Morris giving a helping hand to load 500 Grab Bags for onward shipment to the Military Hospital in Afghanistan.
The Arcadia Distribution Centre in Shirley raise £500
The staff at Spectrum for Arcadia continue to support Troop Aid. Sandra Matthews and her committee presented Pam and Al with another £500 from their fundraising activities. Thank you to everyone at The Arcadia Distribution Centre in Shirley.
Simon Weston presents a £17,000 donation from the Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club
Simon Weston presents Pam Sutton with a cheque for £17,000 donated by The Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club. Also pictured is Tony Ridge from the club. The money was raised by the club from a raffle for a Jaguar car. Details of the car and winner are show below.
Nick Rutter wins Jaguar Car
Winner Nick Rutter, a self employed builder from Bromsgrove Worcestershire purchased his ticket at the Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club March spares day. Nick is an avid Jaguar fan who purchased his first Jaguar some forty years ago - a then four year old MK2 240. He has owned several Jaguars since then culminating in his current models a 2003 XJ350 XJR and a 1999 XK8 Convertible. Troop Aid wish Nick well with his win.
Rifleman Craig Wood draws the winning ticket for the Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club Prize Draw in aid of Troop Aid
Rifleman Craig Wood from Doncaster draws the winning ticket for the Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club Prize Draw in aid of Troop Aid. The draw took place at the Classic Car Show at the NEC. Craig is a triple amputee and was wounded in Afghanistan in 2009.
Evie Clark Streetly Christmas Festival
Sunday 2 December 2012
Thanks to Evie Clark of Streetly for once again supporting Troop Aid. Julie Homer is pictured selling Troop Aid merchandise outside the shop at Streetly Christmas Festival. £785 was raised and this amount will be matched by Microsoft's Matched Giving Scheme. The last event raised a total of £2,800 including Matched Giving by Microsoft.
RCDM Football Club supporting Troop Aid
Troop Aid have supplied the new strip for RCDM Football Club. A big thank you for promoting Troop Aid for the forthcoming season. We hope that you have a very successful 2012/13.
TROOP AID SPONSORED WALK
From Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham to Horse Guards Parade
Photo one: All smiles as they set off from the QE in brilliant sunshine.
Photo two: The four walkers were joined by Stuart Tares , Ewan Tares aged 10 and Guinness the Dog en route to Dunchurch.
Photo three: Don't they look cold and wet. Thank you to the Super Sausage Café north of St Albans for the free Tea and Coffee.
Photo four: Mission accomplished, in front of the Guards Memorial on Horse Guards Parade.
On the 22nd September Al Sutton (Chairman and Co founder of Troop Aid), Andy Tutty (in orange who joined them for the first day), Lee Bradshaw, Barbara Sutton and Major Glenn Sutton set off from the QE Hospital to walk to London, the route took them via Coventry where the Village Hotel gave them a free overnight stay with Breakfast, on the 23rd they walked on to Daventry with another donated stay donated with Jim and Iryna Simpson. Sunday afternoon the rain started and it did not stop for almost 36 hours so everyone was wet through, but they all soldiered on, there was no talk of giving up as they all wanted to raise as much money as possible to support injured servicemen and women in hospital. The next two stops were Milton Keynes and St Albans, on the final day Wednesday 26th they walked the A5 from St Albans straight into London meeting up with several other Troop Aid Supporters at Marble Arch for the final leg to Horse Guards Parade.
To donate to this walk go to http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AlbertSutton
Or send a cheque with a note saying “Sponsored Walk” to the Troop Aid office at 17 School Road, Hall Green B28 8JG.
Troop Aid Ball
The National Motorcycle Museum Solihull
Saturday 15 September 2012
The fourth Troop Aid Ball took place at the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull on Saturday 15th September 2012.
We are still awaiting for the final amount raised and will let you know the total as soon as we can.
Ride 4 the Wounded
The total raised was £26,603.28 which has been split equally between Troop Aid and Pilgrimbandits. Our thanks go out to everyone who supported us - Nick and Simon Hartland from The National Motorcycle Museum, Heather Thornton, Lorna Hartland, Liz Linford, Paul Randall, Jamie Stokes, Wes, Colin, Bob and Marcus, but especially to the 4 amputees who went one step further - Colin Hamilton, Jim Wilson, Ben Parkinson and John Sandford Hart. Watch out for news of Ride 4 the Wounded 2
Many thanks to Callum, Becki and Chloe for raising £146.46
Jordan raises £2,200 for Troop Aid
11 year old Jordan said he wanted to do something to help the injured soldiers. He cycled along the canal from Cotteridge to Birmingham and back again. Well done Jordan for raising such an amazing total.
Al receiving a cheque from Emma Wilson
An amazing effort by Emma Wilson of St Martin's School, Solihull who rowed two lengths of Edgbaston Reservoir in Birmingham. Emma raised a total of £1,424.00 which was shared equally between Whizz Kids and Troop Aid.
Well done Emma what a wonderful achievement.
Patron: His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.
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