The Club has done a lot this year in encouraging the Help for Heroes charity with support from the Vitals message boards and initiatives from individuals such as the Trust’s George Lee.
I thought I would tell you of a report in my local weekly paper ‘The Newark Advertiser’.
A bomb disposal expert whose family lives in Balderton suffered horrific injuries from the blast of a home-made bomb in Afghanistan. He was only given a 10 to 20% chance of surviving and has spent the last 21 weeks in Selly Oak. Warrant Officer Ken Bellringer, 38, of 11 Royal Ordinance Disposal, lost both legs above the knee, both thumbs and the little finger of his left hand. His pelvis was shattered and he had muscle damage to his arm. However, he is making a recovery and his wife, Christine, daughter Neeve, 11, and son Harry, 7, visit Ken in Headley Court as often as is possible. Neeve, has raised £300 for Help the Heroes and has penned a poem which I would like to share with you.
My Dad may not have legs….
My Dad may not have thumbs….
My Dad may be in a wheelchair….
He’s still my Dad, I still love him.
My Dad can still love me….
My Dad can still talk to me when I am sad….
My Dad can still play with my little brother….
I know that because he’s strong.
I love my Dad. He is a Hero
Neeve Bellringer (aged 11)
Our very best wishes to the Bellringer family and keep up the good work, everyone!