2013
29.04

HELP FOR HEROES & MISSION 424 COMPETITION

Are you McNab enough to take part in MISSION 424? Push yourself to the limit and raise funds for Help for Heroes.

We’ve teamed up with Mission 424 and Help for Heroes to give you and three friends the chance to take part in an unforgettable weekend of action, adventure and espionage, and to raise vital funds to improve the lives of British soldiers.

The winner of this once-in-a-lifetime competition will receive a debrief from Andy McNab himself after the mission has been completed, and will act as an ambassador for the cause on Andy’s Facebook page.

“Under the cover of darkness you’ll be sent deep into the heart of enemy territory. Your job is to track down the classified information and save the day. You will need to work as a team to complete this crucial task.”

Mission 424 will put you on a knife edge. You will experience what it is like to eat, sleep and breathe tactical operations.

FIND OUT ALL ABOUT THIS ADRENALINE FUELED EXPERIENCE ON THE ‘MISSION 424’ WEBSITE

Date: 20–22 September 2013

Location: Undisclosed, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire

Teams: 4 people, mixed or same sex

Entry Fee: £125 per person camping, £145 per person bed in the barracks

Fundraising Target: £300 per person (£1,200 per team)

Other requirements: ‘can-do’ attitude, sense of humour, appetite for adventure, commitment to fundraising

why enlist?
Whether you are a group of friends or a company looking for a unique team-building exercise, this is guaranteed to be an unforgettable weekend
of adventure and a great way to show your support for Help for Heroes.

For more intel, contact 01725 514106 or visit www.mission424.org.uk

THINK YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?

For your chance to take part in this incredible weekend just answer the following questions on Andy’s website  and “prove to us why you’re the right man for the job. We want you to tell us your fundraising ideas and, just for fun, we’ve prepared a few questions to see how much McNab you’ve got in you. We’ve asked Andy the same ones so let’s see if you match up!”

 

“The final winner will be picked by Andy, based on which fundraising idea he thinks will work best – so get thinking and good luck!”

 

2011
07.03

Mar 2 2011
by Tom Duffy, Midweek Visiter

SAS hero and best selling author Andy McNab was the guest of honour at Formby Rotary Club’s fund raiser for wounded war heroes.

The Gulf War veteran turned author entertained a 200-strong audience with the story of his life, helping the Rotary Club raise £1,202 for Help for Heroes.

The glittering event, billed as an “Evening with Andy McNab”, took place in a marquee within the grounds of the Tree Tops Hotel on the evening of January 27.

Jeff Howard, Vice President of the Formby Rotary said: “It was a great evening and I would like to thank all those who supported the event and helped us to raise such a large sum of money for a very worthy cause.

“Thanks also to Tony Higginson of Pritchards Bookshop, who also helped us organise the event.”

Southpark Visiter website Thanks Angel for sending this

2011
11.01

More Tour Dates – Andy is really busy this month!

Manchester 26/01/2011

Waterstone’s Manchester Deansg
7:00PM
£3, available from the shop and redeemable against the purchase of the book on the night
Further details: 08432908485
Go here for more details

Formby  27/01/2011  Thanks for alerting us Angel 🙂

In conjunction with the Formby Branch of Rotary Club and Help for Heroes 
The event will be ticket only at Treetops Country Hotel, Liverpool Rd, Formby
Go here for more details

Hertforth Heath 31/01/2011 

Haileybury. A charity fundraiser for Help for Heroes
Adults: £10. Under 18s, over 65s & military personnel: £6
Group reductions for 10 or more.
Booking: books @ Hoddesdon 79, High Street
Hoddesdon EN11 8TL 01992 442290
Go here for more details

Other Tour dates  (for details see our earlier post):

25/01/2011 Bookmark, Spalding

28/01/2011 Bishopswood House Bishopswood Ros-On-Wye

01/02/2011 Rainham Library

2010
08.12

We at Grey Man’s Land support our soldiers and we certainly support the fight against PTSD. Organisations such as Help for Heroes and Talking 2 Minds rightfully do everything they can to help serving and ex-soldiers battle Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and a more worthy undertaking is hard to imagine.
In our haste to honour and help soldiers, however, we often forget the innocent victims of war, the civilians who are killed, maimed, and made to suffer in ways far worse than what most battle-hardened soldiers ever have to endure.
Good soldiers, both British and American, inadvertently kill or cripple civilians on a regular basis — it’s war, and collateral damage is a part of it. I’m not blaming the soldiers, but at the same time I have enough human decency to consider the lives of the civilians equally worthy and the PTSD of the survivors just as real.
So, this Christmas season, I implore our readers to look beyond the military charities we regularly mention here and give a little to help the truly innocent victims.
The International Red Cross does so much to alleviate the suffering of civilians in war zones, and as McNab can attest, they help soldiers, too. Please continue supporting our troops and the organisations that help them out, but let’s give a hand to the often-forgotten civilians as well.
Cheers.

2010
06.10

A comedian, TV chef, SAS action man, art critic and children’s writer will be joining a big cat expert in a Hoddesdon book shop’s Meet the Author season.

Novelist and former military man Andy McNab, who wrote Bravo Two Zero, will talk about his change of career at Broxbourne Civic Hall on Monday, November 29, at 7.30pm, in aid of the Help for Heroes  charity.

Tickets cost £10-£12 (£6-£8 for over-65s and under-18s)

Source: Mercury –  Hertfortshire News

2010
11.08

Published: August 11, 2010

“I am delighted to announce that IMHX 2010 has chosen Help for Heroes as its charity for this year’s event,” comments Rob Fisher, Exhibition Director for IMHX. “We are very pleased to be working with this highly commendable charity especially as the logistics industry can trace its roots back to the military, and there remains to this day a very strong synergy between our industry and the armed forces, with many ex-servicemen choosing it as a career.”

Rob explains: “We will be looking to organise a number of fundraising events at IMHX in support of Help for Heroes and are hoping that our exhibitors and visitors will dig deep.”

Help for Heroes is a charity that raises money to support wounded servicemen and their families. It was founded by Bryn and Emma Parry after a profoundly moving visit to Selly Oak Hospital in the summer of 2007. Bryn and Emma met some extraordinarily brave young people who had been badly wounded and they wanted to do something to help.

The charity was launched in October 2007 and, with the backing and support of celebrities, including Jeremy Clarkson, Andy McNab, James Blunt, Sir Ian Botham, the Royal Family, the media and countless ordinary people, it has raised over £44 million since then.

For further information about the charity and the work it does, please visit its website at: www.helpforheroes.org.uk

Information regarding IMHX 2010 can be found at www.imhx.biz

Source: PressOnShD