Four ladies dubbed “The Tuesday Group” have been thanked for their support of Help for Heroes with the presentation of the Charity’s top award.
Jill McDonald, Pat Goss, Pauline Wise and Audrey Stuart volunteer for Help for Heroes in the Tin Hut in Tidworth, and the ladies who were once strangers, now have become great friends.
Often arriving early and leaving late, these ladies are always ready to take on a day in the Tin Hut. They answer the phones and are often the first point of contact for the public. They sign the ‘thank you’ letters which H4H sends to every single fundraiser, and make good luck phone calls before an event or challenge, they are a fundamental part of the charity.
The Hero Awards were launched in 2010 by H4H co-founders Bryn and Emma Parry, and are a way of celebrating and saying thank-you to extraordinary supporters for voluntarily going above and beyond and giving up their time to assist the charity in delivering lifelong support to wounded heroes.
The night was full of emotion as volunteers and fundraisers heard first-hand from H4H ambassadors about how much they appreciated and were overwhelmed by the passion and capacity of the general public to demonstrate their support for the nation’s heroes.
Throughout the evening, 35 awards were handed out with categories including Outstanding Fundraising and Commitment, Services Above and Beyond the Call of Duty and Extraordinary Bravery and Dedication to Help for Heroes. The awards were presented to the winners by wounded men and women who have benefitted first-hand from the efforts of supporters.
Bryn Parry, H4H co-founder, said: “The Hero Awards are our way of recognising and saying thank you to our generous supporters for their truly outstanding support and contribution to the charity. The dedication and commitment of our supporters never ceases to both amaze and humble me.
“Their limitless enthusiasm to do their bit for the blokes is incredibly valuable and really does make a difference in helping us with our mission to provide lifelong support to our wounded, injured and sick.”