Help For Heroes, A Bridge Too Far

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  1. California Girl

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    I've donated to Pete McCombe, one of the riders taking part in the Help for Heroes 'A Bridge too far Bike Ride.' The bike ride, which aims to raise £1 million for wounded servicemen and women, took place between 13th September and 19th September. The monies raised will be used to fund new Personnel Recovery Centres which provide wounded soldiers with a 'one stop shop' to help aid recovery after receiving treatment at Selly Oak and Headley Court.

    Over 200 riders, including many injured personnel set off from Kings Cross St Pancras Station to ride to Brussels and complete the journey of over 325 miles. Members of the Not only did Pete complete the ride but he has raised over £2600. Pete, 30, from Wavertree joined the Parachute Regiment in 1998. On his third tour of Afghanistan, Pete suffered appalling facial injuries when an improvised explosive device exploded. Pete has been a significant fundraiser for H4H and continues to do so in spite of his injuries.

    Pete was presented with the 'True Grit' Award at the end of the ride due to his determination never to give up, despite having to deal with issues with his bike throughout the journey.

    These amazing men have raised over £700,000 but they really need £1m. It's not too late to make a donation, to find out more go to

    Thank you on behalf of these Heroes.

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