For a moment I want to set politics and religion aside.
Richard, asked me to help out with a project he is involved in, really to support another mutual friend of ours Inspector Robert Williams. Rob is stationed at Birmingham Airport and he and some of his colleagues decided to raise money in order to build a restful garden area at at the Royal Centre for Medical Defence in Selly Oak Hospital for soldiers who are in injured whilst serving their country.
The plan is that on the 15th March 2008 a members from the various branches of the armed forces will endeavor to pull a plane across the apron of Elmdon terminal at Birmingham International Airport. After this members of the Armed Forces, Airport Fire Service and Ambulance Service along with people wishing to support the cause will recreate the journey from the airport to RCDM at Selly Oak by carrying a stretcher and a patient – a journey of roughly 14 miles.
To learn more about the event, and how to donate towards it should you wish to please visit http://www.forceshospitalcharity.org.