Welcome to A Soldiers Journey
I’m former Sergeant Rick Clement of The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment and back in May 2010 I was severely injured in Afghanistan.
I lost both my legs and almost my right arm as well as suffering massive internal injuries that left me unable to have children after stepping on an I.E.D. For the full story please read the about me page.
I decided to start this charity in order to make sure the support I and my family received is there for everyone. I was helped in so many ways such as equipment I needed and housing my family during the months of Hospital treatment in Birmingham that I received. I felt that I had to give something back. We at A Soldiers Journey have made it our mission to support ANY SERVING OR EX-SERVING MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES AND THEIR FAMILIES. We will help people suffering from POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (THE INVISIBLE WOUND), people who have lost loved ones through the Armed Forces, people who are struggling to adapt to civilian life, homeless and many, many more.
We reached our initial goal of £100,000 (click here for article) and plan to continue raising much, much more with your help.
We intend to do various things to help raise money, these will all be advertised on this site and will vary from Raffles, Dinner nights, parachute jumps and I even got in a cage in the ocean surrounded by Jaws himself the Great White Shark.
Now the bit where you come in is spreading the word and making donations via this site. Alternatively you can volunteer to do a task or help organise an event towards our total. All help is welcome and its certainly for a good cause.
In the future we hope to raise £1,000,000 and with your help this is entirely possible. This money will help provide things such as transport and facilities for the newly disabled soldiers and their families to use as well as help buy essentials things such as wheelchairs. It has been used in the past to assist homeless veterans to get back into affordable accommodation. We have even funded WIFI in the Blackpool BLESMA home so the amptee veterans that live their can have access to keep in touch with family and friends.
Thank you for reading this, please keep coming back to the site for updates on what I’m doing and how much we have currently raised. Your support is appreciated and needed so spread the word a-soldiers-journey.co.uk is a must see website.
I have also taken up the role of an ambassador for the LCCC Foundation. Please checkout their website. Its another fantastic cause bringing people together through sport. Im honoured to be involved.
WE WILL REMEMBER YOU!