Hi Everyone, I’ve two bits of big news for you. The first is that i’ve decided to add Combat Stress to the charities we give money too. I don’t personally suffer from PTSD but i know people that do and it is every bit as bad an injury as mine. I want to help raise awareness of it. Secondly I’d like to announce our latest ambassador Karl Oyston the Blackpool FC chairman. More info to follow soon………
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The Olympic Torch is now displayed in the New Blackpool FC Rowleys Restaurant for everyone to see.
CLICK HERE to view me carrying the Torch
Welcome to a-soldiers-journey.co.uk
I’m Sgt Rick Clement of The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment and 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 have set up this charity to make sure the help I have received is there for injured troops after me.
I decided to start this website in order to give something back to the various charities that have helped me and my family on the road to recovery. They have helped in so many ways such as equipment needed and housing my family during my months of Hospital treatment in Birmingham. I felt that i had to give something back so that their support continued for the many injured soldiers that continue to happen in Afghanistan and Iraq and also those who gave everything in WW1 and 2 and now need our help.
I 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 will climax with the big one. Yes I’m going to get 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. Every penny you donate will be split between BLESMA, SSAFA, ABF The Soldiers charity and Help for Heroes and I can tell you from personal experience it makes a massive difference to us injured soldiers and our families. 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 I hope to raise £100,000 initially and with your help this is entirely possible. This money will help provide transport and facilities for the newly disabled soldiers and their families to use as well as help buy essentials things such as wheelchairs.
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 www.a-soldiers-journey.co.uk is a must see website.
I have recently 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.
A Big Thank you to Mary Wallis, Ieuan James, Andy Booth, Andrea James, Sonia Stevenson, Colin Gilchrist, Caron+Keith Wallis and Marys two grandchildren for an oustnding event which raised £1800. A top effort and a massive well done.
Above are 4 true heroes who gave their lives for our country. Proud soldiers from the Duke of Lancaster Regiment. In order left to right Sgt Nigel Coupe, Cpl T Rogoiruwai (Rocco), Kgn P Tagitaginimoce (Tag) and Lcpl Jordan Bancroft. TRUE HEROES!
WE WILL REMEMBER YOU!
Do you want to organise an event and donate the money to our cause?
Please fill in the contact us form because every idea is welcome.
To check out what the four charities do to help our injured soldiers click the appropriate link below.