Help for Heroes Recovery Charity Trustees
Help for Heroes Recovery (formerly known as Tedworth House Charity) was set up in July 2011 to run the Recovery Centre at Tedworth House, Tidworth. It is not a fundraising charity, being primarily funded by Help for Heroes. It is in the process of expanding its operating scope to cover the Recovery Centres at Colchester, Catterick and Plymouth.
Major Peter Norton deployed to Baghdad in 2005 and at the end of July was very seriously injured by an IED; in March 2006 he was awarded the George Cross for his actions during the incident. Following 11 months of hospitalisation and 14 months of rehabilitation at DMRC Headley Court, Pete returned to study for a MSc in Explosive Ordnance Engineering (EOE) at the Defence Academy in August 2007 and was subsequently appointed ‘SO2 Counter-IED and EOE’ within the Technical Division of the Defence Academy’s College of Management and Technology in Sep 2008. He remained in post until 2013, lecturing and mentoring students on a range of military and post-graduate courses, until retiring on medical ground.
An active Fellow of the Institute of Explosives Engineers, Pete sat on the National Council and was Chair of its Technical Committee. Pete is the Vice Chairman (UK) (Chairman (designate)), member of the VC & GC Association and trustee of the VC & GC Benevolent Trust.
In addition he is a “Hero Patron” of Help for Heroes and a supporter and fund-raiser for SSAFA, ABF, BLESMA and The Felix Fund. Pete has rediscovered his love of photography plus new pastimes and interests such as downhill sit-skiing and hand-biking.