Local fundraisers raise more than £6000 for Help for Heroes


HELP for Heroes has received another funding boost thanks to the joined forces of local fundraisers.

Employees of Johnsons Dry Cleaners in Straiton, Midlothian have raised £6000 to date for the charity which supports injured servicemen and women, with the aim of raising a grand total of £10,000.

They have several activities in the pipeline which they hope will be able to generate the extra cash, including a planned walk of the West Highland Way on June 22 and a fun day today.

Hero the Bear meeting a real hero from Glencorse Army Barracks.

They have also enlisted the services of their two loyal mascots, Hero the Bear and General Johnson, in order to generate publicity for the cause.

The duo have travelled the length and breadth of Scotland in order to meet members of the public and the servicemen and women who benefit from the charity’s services.

On their travels they have visited Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Yacht Britannia as well as Glencorse, Dreghorn Army Barracks and Whitefoord House, the official Scottish veterans’ residence.

Anyone interested in the work of Help For Heroes can find out more information on their website at www.helpforheroes.org


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