The people of Lancashire are being asked to become Troop AID fundraisers.
The charity, which helps if any army service personnel is injured on active service overseas, was launched by three ex servicemen when they discovered injured troops were returning to the UK without personal effects or clothing because of the urgent need to repatriate them.
Today Troop AID, working through the Defence Medical Welfare Service, sends Grab Bags containing essential items to field hospitals in Afghanistan and to receiving hospitals around the UK and in Germany.
Charity co-founder Al Sutton said the bags contain T-shirts, shorts, underwear, washing and shaving kit, face flannel toothbrush and paste, socks, pen and paper.
He said: “We urgently need more fundraising supporters because the demand for our Grab Bags has grown to include Cyprus and the Falkland Island and other overseas bases where troops can also be injured in training accidents.
“There are army bases in Lancashire including at Fulwood Barracks in Preston, so we would be delighted to hear from anyone in the county, with or without service links, who would be willing to hold a fundraising event for us large or small.”
To get involved or send a donation call 0121 711 7215 or for more information visit the charity website at: www.troopaid.info