HOME

NEWS

CHARITIES

VOLUNTEER

ACTION CENTER

ADD CHARITY

CONTACT

SUPPORT

World Environment Community Health Animals Celebrity Submit A Site Find A Charity
Army veteran's birthday gift for war heroes

By Kerry Wood, ChronicleLive

2613 days ago   Article ID# 700443
Original URL

 

Help for Heroes

LONDON, U K (ChronicleLive) - A FORMER soldier has shunned gifts from his loved-ones in favour of helping those fighting on the frontline.

It may have been more than 60 years ago but the time he spent with the Scots Guards battling in the Far East is a constant memory for Stan Young.

The 80-year-old said: “I see these young lads coming home from Afghanistan and it reminds me of what it was like being in the Army.

“I went in at 18, one of the original virgin soldiers, and I fought in Malaya after World War II until 1951.

“The overriding memory I have of the war was fear. We were 18 years old in jungles no man had walked in and we didn’t know what was going to happen.

“People died but we didn’t have to battle with these hidden explosive devices soldiers nowadays come up against.”

Wanting to give something back, Stan decided to mark his big birthday this month with a big donation.

Instead of presents he asked his family and friends for donations to Help for Heroes and was overwhelmed with the response.

Branded collection boxes were put out at Stan’s birthday bash at the Blucher Club in Newcastle.

Stan, a joiner by trade who lives in Lemington, Newcastle with wife Sandra, said: “We thought we might receive £200 but to get over £800 was amazing.

“This is the first time I’ve done anything like this but when I was thinking of a charity, Help for Heroes was the first cause I thought of because of the good work it does.”

The charity provides support to those soldiers wounded or killed in action.

Firefighter Brian Tinnion is a North East volunteer for the charity. He said: “Just in the last month alone more than 500 fundraising events have been registered for Help for Heroes and there is a huge amount of support for soldiers in the North East.

“What Stan and his family have achieved is fantastic.”

Copyright 2017 ChronicleLive   (Copyright Terms)
Updated 2613 days ago   Article ID# 700443

Help for Heroes     View Charity Profile    Visit Website

More Help For Heroes News

Prince Harry steps out to support service members’ mental health

326 days ago From people.com 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - ...

Jodie Kidd is queen of charity fundraising

387 days ago From fashion.ie 

DUBLIN, U K - ...

Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi features in footballers' charity Christmas song

727 days ago From nme.com 

LONDON, U K - ...

Colourful runners raise cash for heroes at Chatsworth

795 days ago From thestar.co.uk 

SHEFFIELD, U K - ...

Lumley launches charity barrel roll

1000 days ago From somersetcountygazette.co.uk 

TAUNTON, U K - ...

Go to page:   1    2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  Next >> 

<< Return To World News

Action Center

Climate change will bring more and more heat waves

Action: Climate Change

The heat in Malaysia often feels next to unbearable. For days on end, the sun is scorching and the heat is sweltering. That, ...

End Phosphate Mining in Manatee County

Action: Wildlife Conservation

The expansion of phosphate mining in Manatee County would threaten freshwater resources in the Myakka and Peace River watersh ...

Amazon basin deforestation could disrupt distant rainforest by remote climate connection

Action: Stop Deforestation

The ongoing deforestation around the fringes of the Amazon may have serious consequences for the untouched deeper parts of th ...

Stop coal mining assault on this roadless forest

Action: Stop Pollution

President Trump has been clear since day one that he’s turning over the nation’s public lands and environment to King Coa ...

Defend our wildlife from the search for Atlantic oil

Action: Save Our Oceans

From Maine to Florida, people along the East Coast strongly oppose offshore oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic Ocean -- yet ...

View All Actions >>

 

 

Charities

News

Follow Us

Support

Find A Charity

Action Center

World

Community

Facebook

Twitter Support

Contact

Volunteer

Add A Site

Environment

Animals

Google+

Privacy Policy

Copyright

 

 

Health

Celebrity

Terms of Service

Copyright The Charity Vault All rights reserved.