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Athletes announced on Paralympic Inspiration Programme

The British Paralympic Association, Help for Heroes & funders the Cadbury Foundation and Boshier-Hinton Foundation enable 21 athletes to experience a Paralympic Games as part of the Paralympic Inspiration Programme The British Paralympic Association (BPA) have launched its 2016 Paralympic Inspiration Programme (PiP) for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, with 28 athletes and coaches across thirteen Paralympic sports. The Programme, ... Read More »

Sussex athlete Jon will aim high at the Invictus Games

Former Royal Marine Jon Flint is hoping to shoot to victory at the 2016 Invictus Games this week. Jon, 40, from West Sussex, has travelled to Orlando, Florida, to compete in archery and swimming events at the international multi-sport event open to wounded, injured and sick serving personnel and veterans. Prince Harry, who set up the event, made a friend ... Read More »

Helping heroes over Christmas

No, it’s not a sith lord from the new Star Wars film… It’s me enjoying a cuppa in my Help for Heroes mug, in my Help for Heroes dressing gown. My family are very much military orientated with careers and such. My sister never leaves for work without her Help for Heroes lunch bag and my dad with his socks ... Read More »

British Army soldier regains ability to walk using most advanced bionic leg in the world

Craig lost his left leg in 2010 whilst serving in Afghanistan with the British Army. He has since regained his ability to walk using the most advanced bionic leg in the world and has become a symbol of hope for other injured veterans through his charity work with BLESMA and Help for Heroes.   Craig Gadd, from Hull, Yorkshire lost ... Read More »

BU lecturer helping amputee chase Team GB dream

A Bournemouth University lecturer is helping a disabled cyclist to achieve his dream of representing Britain at the Rio 2016 Paralympics. Dr Bryce Dyer is designing a prosthetic leg for amputee Craig Preece, who is in with a chance of making the Team GB cycling squad for next year’s summer Paralympic Games, held in Rio de Janeiro. Currently a member ... Read More »

£11million care victory for amputee war heroes

AMPUTEE war vets are to get new arms and legs for LIFE at nine NHS centres to be set up in a £11million development scheme.  Hundreds currently struggle to get the right specialist care for their complicated wounds when they leave the forces. Read More »

Dakar Rally: NI soldier in first ever disability team to reach finish line

“Never forget that your life is always in front of you, that it’s fun and that it’s wonderful.” A single sentence that sums up everything the race2recovery team of injured soldiers set out to prove; everything that, in fact, they did prove – in sensational style. Read More »

Help for Heroes’ new rehab centre: ‘This is a launchpad for life’

Exactly three years ago Sergeant Simon Harmer was a month into a tour of Afghanistan when he stepped on a roadside bomb during a routine patrol. His right leg was blown off and his left leg had to be amputated back at camp.  On Thursday however, 36-year-old Harmer was taking Read More »