London Welsh pay a visit to Tedworth House Recovery Centre

Wednesday 25 March 2015

Members of the London Welsh squad paid a visit to Help for Heroes Recovery Centre Tedworth House on Monday to see first-hand the outstanding work being done by the charity.

Help for Heroes are the official charity partner for London Welsh and H4H will be fundraising on Sunday for the Exiles’Aviva Premiership clash with Bath Rugby at the Kassam Stadium.

On Monday, London Welsh Chief Executive Officer Mike Stevens, Olly Barkley, Nick Scott, Taione Vea, Tim Molenaar, Josh McNally and Ricky Reeves first visited the ‘Tin Hut’ to see where Help for Heroes all began in October 2007.

London Welsh and H4H at Tedworth House

The players were given an insight into some of the amazing people H4H has helped in that time, before meeting and posing for photos with some of the volunteers.

At Tedworth House they met H4H ambassador Simon Harmer, who was just one month into his tour, serving with the Royal Army Medical Corps in Afghanistan, when he lost both his legs after stepping on an IED in October 2009.

The players were given a guided tour of the outstanding facilities at Tedworth House and learnt about how the recovery Centre helps the wounded, injured and sick community. The tour culminated in a visit to the Phoenix Centre where the players enjoyed a game of Sitting Volleyball with the residents.

The London Welsh boys were joined by Ben Steele and Natalie Robinson who were both part of the Invictus Games Wheelchair Rugby gold medal team.

London Welsh and H4H at Tedworth House

London Welsh player Ricky Reeves, a serving member of the Armed Forces, said: “I really enjoying seeing where and how Help for Heroes all started. Being a serving soldier myself I’m very grateful for what they’re doing, it is fantastic.

“It’s nice to see they’re not alone and there are people there to help them get through it.”



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