Help for Heroes: Military charity needs Southwark volunteers for collections

Josh Salisbury (24 October, 2019) Misc Community

The charity will be having collections at TfL stations in December - and need volunteers in Southwark to help

32915Help for Heroes volunteers pictured during a previous appeal

Help for Heroes, the charity which provides lifelong help to veterans and ex-service personnel, urgently need volunteers across Southwark.

On Wednesday, December 4 and Thursday, December 5, the charity will be holding collecting Christmas collections across London, including at London Bridge station.

But the charity needs volunteers to give up an hour or two to help collect money for wounded or sick veterans.

Paula Knott, a RAF veteran, will be volunteering on both says after sustaining a leg injury which saw her medically discharged from the air force.

“Almost 40,000 people have been medically discharged from the Armed Forces in the past twenty years, many of whom – like me – will have struggled to transition into civilian life,” she said.

“It’s not just that you’re suffering from mental or physical wounds but that, overnight, you lose your identity and self respect.”

Paula was medically discharged from the RAF – and is now volunteering with Help for Heroes after they helped her

This year’s appeal, which coincides with International Volunteer Day on December 5, is the fourth time the charity will be having Christmas collections in TfL stations.

They have since become a major source of funding for the charity, and often feature appearances by the Invictus Choir, veterans, and charity mascot, Hero Bear.

Anyone who is interested in volunteering can register at collectforheroes.org.uk or contact the Help for Heroes Campaigns team on 0300 303 9888 or campaigns@helpforheroes.org.uk.

The full list of station’s where Help for Heroes appeals are taking place:

December 4

  • Bank and Monument
  • Canary Wharf
  • Kings Cross Underground and Mainline

December 5

  • Green Park
  • Holborn
  • Liverpool Street Mainline and Underground
  • London Bridge Mainline and Underground
  • Paddington Mainline and Underground
  • Victoria Mainline and Underground
  • Waterloo Mainline and Underground
  • Westminster

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