Veterans present £259,000 to Help for Heroes

Salisbury Journal: Veterans present £259,000 to Help for Heroes Veterans present £259,000 to Help for Heroes

A GROUP of wounded service personnel and veterans have presented the Help for Heroes recovery centre at Tedworth House with £259,000.

The group formed Race2Recovery - a team of volunteers racing to inspire those who are injured, disabled or facing adversity.

They made history this year as the first disabled team to complete the world's toughest car race - the Dakar Rally.

Through its racing activity, Race2Recovery has been raising money for the Help for Heroes' Tedworth House Recovery Centre.

The team has sponsorship from Land Rover, Inmarsat, Bosch, Castrol EDGE, Orange Plant and MIS Motorsport and has received a grant from the Endeavour Fund, set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

Tedworth House Centre Manager, Giles Woodhouse said: “What the Race2Recovery team have achieved over the past two years is incredible and gives a strong message to all of our wounded, injured and sick - that they can still achieve remarkable things, post injury.”

Rally driver and wounded veteran, Captain Tony Harris, said had it not been for the support of the public through Help for Heroes, the team would not have been able to achieve what it has. He added: “We felt it was our duty to help our fellow wounded, which is why we're immensely proud to hand over this cheque to Help for Heroes.

I know this money is sorely needed and will be put to excellent use.

“After today, we can set our sights on the Dakar Rally 2014.”

Tedworth House is one of four recovery centres run by Help for Heroes.

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