The team at the East Anglia franchise business of Drain Doctor Plumbing and Drainage is spreading Christmas cheer to injured service personnel by contributing to the Help for Heroes Christmas Stocking Appeal.
“As part of our fund-raising for Help for Heroes this year we have decided to email Christmas wishes to our customers instead of sending them Christmas cards. We have used the money we would have spent on cards and postage to contribute to the Help for Heroes Christmas Stocking Appeal.
“We were able to spend around £200 on a couple of ‘stockings’ which include basic necessities like toiletries and shaving gear, fun items including playing cards as well as a couple of luxuries such as a clock radio and an iTunes voucher.”
Help for Heroes is Drain Doctor’s designated charity for 2011/2012. The idea behind the stocking appeal is to help to bring a little Christmas joy to wounded services personnel as they come to terms with their life changing injuries. This year, Help for Heroes is providing Christmas stockings to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Headley Court and the Personnel Recovery Centres.
Rob added: “Earlier this year some friends and I also took part in The Screwball Rally, a race around Europe which involved 50 cars going on a 2,000 mile round trip via Mannheim, Prague, Hanover and Amsterdam, to raise money for Help for Heroes.
“Our theme was Baywatch. Three of us dressed as Pamela Anderson and one as ‘The Hoff’ and we rallied in a bright yellow C class Mercedes estate which we bought for £400.
“I thought we would build on that with something a bit more festive that would provide a tangible treat for some of our heroes.”