The objective of TROOP AID is to supply the ‘basic essentials’ to casualties returning from serving their country overseas. Items include T-shirts and shorts, washing and shaving kit, towel, face flannel, tooth paste, tooth brush, shower mules, socks, underwear, pen and paper. Female requirements are also provided.
Supporting our injured troops
Who we are
TROOP AID was founded in November 2006 by three ex servicemen, Al Sutton, Derek Joss and Ray Warren, as a result of a visit to Selly Oak Hospital's Alexandra Wing in Birmingham. This is the home of the Defence Medical Welfare Services who are responsible for the welfare of all Armed Forces Personnel, male and female who have been injured during the conflict in Afghanistan and elsewhere.
What are we doing?
When Troops return to the United Kingdom from the war zones they arrive back without their personal effects or clothing. The objective of TROOP AID is to supply the ‘basic essentials’ when service casualties return from serving their country overseas.
Examples of what we supply are a GRAB BAG containing washing and shaving kit, towel, face flannel, shower mules, socks, underwear, t-shirt and shorts. Female requirements are also provided. Our GRAB BAGS are currently being sent out to the UK Military Hospitals in Afghanistan, Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham and other Ministry of Defence Hospital Units within the UK
Supplying the basic essentials
In addition to this emergency pack we also supply on demand to the injured service personnel many other items of clothing and footwear. We deal directly with the Defence Medical Welfare Service and other military medical establishments in the UK where there is a need. We have sponsored two rooms at Selly Oak Hospital for the families of Armed Forces Personnel who are in intensive care.
How are we doing it?
Our funds come entirely from fund raising events and donations from organisations such as Help for Heroes, Rotary International, Lions International, Masonic Lodges, The Monday Club in Kuwait, ex Service Associations, the local business community, the general public and several British expatriate communities overseas. We will continue to help our Troops returning from conflicts for as long as possible.
Why we are doing it?
TROOP AID understands that everyone who joins the Armed Forces may one day go to war and fight for their country. We believe that when injured Troops return home they should be cared for. At Selly Oak Hospital injured
Servicemen and women receive the very best medical care.
How you can help?
It costs £25.00 to make up one of our bags. If you would like to sponsor a bag, or make a donation, donate now or send your cheque to:
Troop Aid PO Box 14482 Solihull B91 9LD
clearly stating GRAB BAG SPONSORSHIP OR DONATION.
Groups and individuals have contributed funds by organising sponsored walks, running marathons and holding charity events. All donations are much appreciated and help us to support our injured service personnel.
If you would like to help to raise funds for TROOP AID please get in touch. Our details are below.
Troop Aid PO Box 14482 Solihull, B91 9LD
Tel: 0121 7117 215 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Patron: His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.
TROOP AID is registered as a charity in the UK no:1123888.
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