Examples of how the money is being used include:
- Funds being placed in trust for the children of each soldier killed. They will
be able to access the funds when they are 21-years-old.
- An orthopaedic bed has been bought for a soldier who was wounded in the back.
- Driving lessons and a test were paid for to help a solider who lost a limb regain his
independence and freedom of movement.
- Computer software was purchased for a solider with a head injury to help him recover some cognitive functions.
- A solider who is likely to be medically discharged has been fund through courses
to help him retain and become more employable.
Christine Bonner, the mother of Darren Bonner who was killed in Iraq, said: “This total figure is fantastic and it will not only help us realise the dream of creating a memorial but will leave a legacy to help those who were injured and the children who lost their dads. For myself and the other mums, nothing can bring our sons back, but it has been a great comfort to feel like something positive has come out of what happened.”
Well done to all those who helped with the fund-raising!
It's good to see how much support there is for those who have risked their lives in the service of their country and especially for the Royal Anglian Regiment!