Colleagues chose to donate the monies raised for Help for Heroes to be used to fund one of the bedrooms for the residents at Tedworth House, the first of four Personnel Recovery and Assessment Centres being built by Help for Heroes, in partnership with the Ministry of Defence.
Tedworth House, near the Wiltshire garrison town of Tidworth, is a place for opportunities providing education, training, sport and adventure, in a relaxed, understanding and caring environment. State of the art facilities and dedicated staff aid the road to recovery. Its mission statement is “to inspire our wounded, injured, sick and returning veterans to lead active independent and fulfilling lives which will enable them to reach their full potential and to support them, and their families for life”.
The first wounded, injured and sick arrived in July 2011, and by September 2012 when renovation work is complete, the house will be able to accommodate 54 residents and many more visitors.
The Shoosmiths bedroom in the west wing was made available to the first resident in spring 2012. The room provides comfortable accommodation for the resident who will be staying at the house for as long as support is needed, for some this is a few days, for others, longer.
Help for Heroes are grateful for all the support that colleagues at Shoosmiths have provided, and for the fantastic amount raised which will help to provide a lasting legacy to support the wounded, injured and sick on their road to recovery through the Personnel Recovery Centres.