Tedworth House, one the 4 UK wide Recovery Centres run by Help for Heroes, had the excitement of a visit by 2009 Formula One World Champion, Jenson Button this week.
The Jenson Button Trust Triathlon will take part this year on Sunday 14 July, raising money for Help for Heroes. Button was keen to visit the Help for Heroes run Recovery Centre to see, first-hand, how the money donated makes a difference. Button, who has supported Help for Heroes for many years, spent time meeting the residents and even jumped on a spin bike to do some training alongside them.
Tedworth House is one of four Recovery Centres run by Help for Heroes, which forms part of the Defence Recovery Capability. Tedworth House aims to inspire the wounded, injured and sick and returning veterans to lead active, independent and fulfilling lives, which will enable them to reach their full potential and to support them and their families for life. It is a place of opportunities providing education, training, sport and adventure in a relaxed, understanding and caring environment. State of the art facilities and dedicated staff aid the road to recovery.Jenson Button said: “I had a lot of fun meeting the residents and training with some of them. It’s great to see how the support from the triathlon is helping such a fantastic facility and an important cause; the guys and girls do so much for us, so it’s important that we give something back. Sport plays an important part in the recovery process, so I’m delighted that a number of the Band of Brothers will be competing in the triathlon this year too.”
The Jenson Button Trust Triathlon was devised by the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver, a keen triathlete, as part of his training and to raise money for good causes. Last year’s inaugural event raised over £27,000 for Help for Heroes.
For information on The Jenson Button Trust Triathlon, please visit: www.jensonbutton.com/triathlon
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