Thursday, 14 December 2017

Deputy mayor supports stretcher relay

A CHARITY stretcher relay from Birmingham to Plymouth passed through Henley.

A CHARITY stretcher relay from Birmingham to Plymouth passed through Henley.

Four marines walked 26 miles a day while carrying a stretcher to raise money for the Royal Centre of Defence Medicine Patient Welfare Fund, Help for Heroes and the Royal Navy and Royal Marines charity. The 360-mile journey is to represent the typical patient pathway following a serious injury.

Deputy Mayor Stefan Gawrysiak joined the marines as they walked from Nettlebed to New Street in Henley, along Thame Side and over Henley Bridge. Organiser Jack Nicholson, a medical support officer, said: ?I did a similar event in 2010 for the Royal British Legion and wanted to repeat it. We have sore feet and sore knees but it is going well.?

Councillor Gawrysiak said: ?It?s really important that we support the healing of our soldiers when they come back from Afghanistan or Iraq and that we provide first-class medical care.?

The walkers hope to raise more than £20,000. To make a donation, visit www.rnmsstretchercarry.org.uk

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