Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Charities at Salute 2011

This year, there will be two groups collecting at Salute. Please consider throwing the price of a blister pack into their collecting buckets; they are both deserving causes in their very different ways.

Project Hougoumont
Project Hougoumont is a heritage project to save the Hougoumont Farm on the site of the 1815 Battlefield of Waterloo in Belgium. Its aim is to ensure that the site is sound and intact for the long–term future, with a view to attracting and educating more visitors.

The South Gate of Hougoumont

Help for Heroes
Help for Heroes was founded by Bryn and Emma Parry in October 2007 out of a desire to help the wounded Servicemen and women returning from Afghanistan and Iraq. The message of the charity is simple: We are strictly non political and non critical; we simply want to help. We believe that anyone who volunteers to serve in time of war, knowing that they may risk all, is a hero. These are ordinary people doing extraordinary things and some of them are living with the consequences of their service for life. We may not be able to prevent our soldiers from being wounded, but together we can help them get better.

The London Marathon team

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