Buy a brick for injured troops

A PROLIFIC charity dedicated to supporting our injured troops is spearheading a new campaign to create a relaxing atmosphere for wounded soldiers to recuperate in.

Lincolnshire Troop Support, which has raised more than £12,000 this year from its Alford charity shop alone, is urging its supporters to join its ‘Buy a Brick Appeal’.

The charity hopes people will buy bricks at £1 each to help raise £100,000 to build a new special unit in the Queen’s Medical Hospital, Birmingham, for war-wounded troops and their families to spend some time together in.

Troop Support’s Derek Birkbeck said: “The soldiers can become quite depressed when they are admitted to hospital and this gets worse if they cannot talk to their family in private. This will provide them with a space where they can get away from the hospital atmosphere and relax and recuperate.

“We think the men and women deserve it and I’m very proud of the Lincolnshire people for supporting our troops.”

Those donating to the appeal will have their names added to a visitor book to be left in the ward when it opens.

l To make a donation visit the Lincolnshire Troop Support shop in West Street, Alford or call 01507 490276.