Talbot Heath

Pupils Visit Help for Heroes Centre in Plymouth


Charity fundraising is a key part of the curriculum at Talbot Heath School, almost as regular as chemistry and classics. Three pupils from the school were invited to visit the new Help for Heroes Naval Services Recovery Centre in Plymouth on Saturday, as a result of their recent charity fundraising. Year 9 student Ellie Burrage, along with her tutor group, raised over £140 during their charity week by selling wristbands and sweet treats, and organising a popular Easter egg hunt. Fellow year 9 pupil, Lucy Edbrooke and Olivia Burrage, from year 6, also took part in the visit and all had an educational and enjoyable day witnessing first-hand how their hard work made a difference to the lives of the wounded. The girls and their families experienced a full guided tour of the Rehabilitation Centre, and a talk about the support network available, the individual recovery path, and how the service supports people suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. It gave the girls an insight into how and why the ‘Help For Heroes’ charity formed to help those who have been wounded in Britain’s conflicts. Ellie said how inspirational the day was; 'The service men and women that I met were so grateful for the facilities and fundraising. It was a really inspirational day.'

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