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codcheeky
November 2, 2014, 11:11am
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I am slightly against this as a point of principle, there should never be a need for a charity such as this, these people have paid a terrible price in defence of this country and whether you agree with the wars and conflicts they have been injured in it is the moral duty of the government to provide the very best for them.  They should not have to have an appeal for a new rehabilitation pool. The doctors should be asked what is needed and it should be priority one.

This is what we pay our taxes  for and if we need to pay a little more we should do so.   It should not need a charity, usually  with a well paid board of directors, organizers and associated costs for this. Although I admire your effort, commitment and intentions I do not believe this should be a country where this should be necessary,  if we cannot give our soldiers the best without needing to turn to charity there is something very seriously wrong
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I agree with Codcheeky,

Whatever government is in power they can always find money to go to war,

BUT

Do they look after our brave men/women on their return who were injured defending our freedom?

No, they just pass it over to the charities to look after them,

They deserve so much more.


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November 10, 2014, 9:43am
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Agree with cod cheeky and Pete, in this day and age we shouldn't even be taking about charity's regarding our brave servicemen and women it really infuriates me the way out injured are commended by those in power and then left to scrimp and scrape on civvy street, why anyone would want to sign up is beyond me.

Anyway as above I admire your intentions but 200 miles over 3 days in the middle of summer come on!.
Even for the average person who has not been on a bike for 10 years this would be a stroll in the park with over 6 months to go light training.

Sorry if I sound harsh but there are so many so called challenges on the go these days (mostly involving bike rides) that people don't really take much notice. The difference between me sticking a fiver in a tin to a man stood on the street corner collecting for HTH or to a group of cycling enthusiasts who are off on a bike jolly is none, to give any more would be like me stretching myself to give extra for a big fat bloke doing some charity donut eating.

My advice would be to go out your comfort zone do something really amazing or truly challenging but if it must be a bike ride do it over 1 day or in the middle of winter that way people will take note and find an extra few quid for your efforts, anyway hope all goes well with whatever you decide and you raise lots of money.
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Quoted from codcheeky
I am slightly against this as a point of principle, there should never be a need for a charity such as this, these people have paid a terrible price in defence of this country and whether you agree with the wars and conflicts they have been injured in it is the moral duty of the government to provide the very best for them.  They should not have to have an appeal for a new rehabilitation pool. The doctors should be asked what is needed and it should be priority one.

This is what we pay our taxes  for and if we need to pay a little more we should do so.   It should not need a charity, usually  with a well paid board of directors, organizers and associated costs for this. Although I admire your effort, commitment and intentions I do not believe this should be a country where this should be necessary,  if we cannot give our soldiers the best without needing to turn to charity there is something very seriously wrong
Whats a shame is as well is I read a report in one of the broadsheets not to long ago where it was indicated there was a lack of care both emotionally and financially for ex servicemen. Many came back traumatised by service duties and some ending up committing suicide and others were homeless unable to adapt to civilian life



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