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

1410 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 2014 ChronicleLive   (Copyright Terms)
Updated 1410 days ago   Article ID# 700443

Help for Heroes     View Charity Profile    Visit Website

More Help For Heroes News

Cowling man selected for inaugural Invictus Games

2 days ago From Craven Herald  

WEST YORKSHIRE, U K - A keen triathlete, Help for Heroes has helped Rob's return to sport by funding a high-performance recumbent trike as well as a racing wheelchair. ...

Intrepid cyclists hit the road for Help for Heroes

12 days ago From wolseleycareers.co.uk  

LONDON, U K - Intrepid cyclists hit the road for Help for Heroes. A team from Pipe Center and Climate Center hit the road earlier this month for a 60-mile charity cycle ...

Daredevil Dave’s final charity ride

22 days ago From blackpoolgazette.co.uk 

BLACKPOOL, U K - The organization's commitment to charitable works isn't anything new, but the ... In conjunction with the push to donate funds to the Wounded Warrior ...

Buckley's Mayor and Mayoress take on 177-mile walk for charity

24 days ago From Daily Post  

LONDON, U K - Elder Koelliker is an emeritus member of the Seventy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has previously served as an assistant ...

James Blunt’s Doncaster Racecourse charity bid

31 days ago From Doncaster Free Press 

DONCASTER, U K - 22nd July 2014 | Belfast Telegraph. Second successive year kits are born in zoo. Click here to read article. < previous. Comments are closed. ...

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

<< Return To World News

Action Center

Tibet's glaciers at their warmest in 2,000 years: Report

Action: Climate Change

The Tibetan plateau, whose glaciers supply water to hundreds of millions of people in Asia, were warmer over the past 50 year ...

Tiger poacher Hanumant nabbed in Odisha

Action: Wildlife Conservation

In yet another big catch, the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB), Delhi, on Friday morning nabbed tiger poacher Hanumant fr ...

Realtor builds road through 'sacred' Mangar forest near Delhi

Action: Stop Deforestation

A real estate company has allegedly built a road in the forest near the sacred grove of Mangar Bani off the Gurgaon-Faridabad ...

Shell Records Massive Oil Spill On Its Nembe Creek

Action: Stop Pollution

A major oil spill has occurred at a Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, (SPDC), oil pipeline between the Santa-Ba ...

Poacher caught with backpack full of 299 sea turtle eggs

Action: Save Our Oceans

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is investigating a case of extreme turtle egg poaching after a ma ...

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.