Help­ing the heroes

The Galloway News - - DISTRICT NEWS -

The Dal­beat­tie & Kirk­gun­zeon with Urr Guild meet­ing was led by Mianda Brig­nall.

An in­for­ma­tive talk was given by El­iz­a­beth and Martin Gra­ham on the Help the Heroes char­ity, which was launched in 2007.

It helps pro­vide bet­ter fa­cil­i­ties for ser­vice per­son­nel in­jured in the line of duty.

Some 97 per cent of fund­ing comes from pub­lic do­na­tions. Up to £300 mil­lion has so far been raised.

There are vol­un­teer groups called Band of Broth­ers and Band of Sis­ters who of­fer life­long fel­low­ship with a range of help in­clud­ing job op­por­tu­ni­ties and days out.

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