11 Jul HELP FOR HEROES MAKES FINAL APPEAL FOR VOLUNTEERS IN CHELMSFORD
Help for Heroes is making a final appeal to recruit volunteers in the Chelmsford area to help raise vital funds for Veterans at Tesco stores during its Tesco National Collection Weekend on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 August.
The charity is asking anyone with a spare couple of hours on 10 or 11 August to help with its bucket collections by registering at h4hweb.com/tesco or contacting the Help for Heroes Campaigns team on 0300 303 9888 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Claire McHenry, National Campaigns Manager at Help for Heroes, explains, “As the British Armed Forces are not currently involved in active conflict, Veterans’ needs are less top of mind than they used to be. However, every day 7 individuals are medically discharged from the Armed Forces through either physical or mental issues attributable to their service. That’s over 2,450 lives that fundamentally changed last year alone.
“That’s why we need the support of as many people as possible in Chelmsford to help with this great fundraising initiative. Without you, we can’t be there for our wounded when they need us most. Show how proud you are to support our Heroes this summer and sign up today. Even if it’s just for a couple of hours you can really make a difference – as Tesco rightly says, ‘Every Little Helps’!”
As well as opportunities for bucket collecting, at some stores there is also potential for Volunteers to don an iconic Help for Heroes’ Hero Bear suit! Volunteering is a great way to make new friends locally, chat to the public and have some fun.
Tesco founder, Jack Cohen, set up his first market stall 100 years ago using his demob money after seeing active service during the First World War. Tesco has committed to honouring the Armed Forces Covenant and continues to support the Armed Forces Community; this collection is a testament to that support.