Sunday Express

Army chief’s plea for Street Child donations

- By Liz Perkins

THE former head of the British Army, Lord Dannatt, is urging the public to give to his son’s charity Street Child this month, as all donations will be doubled by the Government.

Tom Dannatt set up the charity in 2008 and has since helped more than traditiona­lly been used for pain relief in the NHS.

The research, published in the Journal of the American Medical Associatio­n, was led by Colonel Sean Mulvaney, a retired US military doctor, who was with the elite Navy SEALS and saw service in conflicts including Iraq and Syria.

Colonel Mulvaney, based at the Regenerati­ve Orthopaedi­c 250,000 youngsters go to school in crisis-hit countries, and at least 25,000 families set up their own businesses.

Lord Dannatt, 68, patron of Street Child, said his son’s work is transformi­ng lives.

He said: “Without and Sports Medicine clinic in the military base town of Annapolis, near Washington, has treated hundreds of traumatise­d patients and carried out more than a thousand injections.

The US Army-funded trial was carried out on 190 PTSD patients at three bases.two-thirds received the treatment. The remaining third received a placebo. The study showed that 80 per cent of those education you do not stand much of a chance in life.we are trying to close that gap.

“I have seen the work in Sierra Leone. A very large number of children have been taken off the streets, not just in that country but elsewhere too.”

The charity has merged

receiving treatment experience­d at least eight weeks of significan­t relief of symptoms.

Colonel Mulvaney said: “I’ve done 1,000 stellate ganglion block treatments and the results have been very good. It’s not a cure and works well alongside other treatments or when other treatments have failed. I have seen former soldiers I have treated have gone for long periods of time with with other organisati­ons, including Children In Crisis, which was establishe­d by Sarah, Duchess ofyork, who is now also a Street Child patron. Lord Dannatt said she and daughters Eugenie and Beatrice had been great supporters. “They’ve been wonderful and have come

their post-traumatic stress symptoms no longer there.”

PTSD sufferer Sergeant Major Uriah Popp, a veteran of conflicts in Syria and Afghanista­n, received the injections.

He said: “I was getting those terrible flashbacks and life was lived very much on the edge all the time. If I hadn’t been treated with those injections, I don’t think I would be here now.” and supported events.” He said people can donate as little as £15 which will be doubled to £30 through UK Aid Match. Money will cover school fees, uniforms and learning materials, along with training teachers, refurbishi­ng classrooms and building schools.

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