For the past four years, Catherine Conn & Frank McGoldrick have taken part in the Help for Heroes 4x4 European Rally. It was their way of making a difference and honouring the men & women who put themselves in harms way on all our behalf. Catherine & Frank have been part of the H4H 4x4 Rally family that has raised over half a million pounds over the past three years. in 2014, Team Skibum has been shaken up and a new co-driver has come aboard in the part of Andrew Somers.
The HELP FOR HEROES EUROPEAN 4x4 RALLY is a non-competitive tour of Europe visiting key WW1 sites as well as following the path and telling the story of the Allied Invasion through Europe and includes parts fabled by the Band of Brothers book and television series.
But it's not really about history, it's about today as H4H themselves say, it's about The Blokes.
"It’s about the 'blokes', our men and women of the Armed Forces. It’s about Derek, a rugby player who has lost both his legs, it’s about Carl whose jaw is wired up so he has been drinking through a straw. It’s about Richard who was handed a mobile phone as he lay on the stretcher so he could say goodbye to his wife. It’s about Ben, it’s about Steven and Andy and Mark, it’s about them all. They are just blokes but they are our blokes; they are our heroes. We want to help our heroes."
And in case anyone is in any doubt, it's for The Blokettes as well. More and more of our service women are carrying out roles alongside The Blokes. Medics, drivers, pilots, female liaison. They are running the very same risks and deserve a mention.
Donating through Bmycharity is simple, quick and secure. It is the most efficient way to give, it is wholly owned by H4H who take no percentage – so every donation goes further – and if you are a UK taxpayer and give Gift Aid consent the charity will receive an extra 28% at no cost to you.
Once you've donated, why not read on and discover the challenge Catherine & Frank are taking on in exchange for your hard earned cash, moola, wonga, spondoolicks, beer tokens etc etc.
Thursday, January 18, 2018