Plea from charity which honours the bravest

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A NATIONAL charity for service personnel is asking members of the public for help raising cash.

Help for Heroes needs volunteers to take part in one of its biggest ever fundraising projects.

The organisation is asking people to give up a few hours of their spare time over the weekend of July 1 and 2 to collect money for the UK-wide charity at Tesco stores.

Similar collections will take place in various locations across Britain at the same time and volunteers will be asking people to dig deep for the cause.

The push is part of the charity’s One Hour for Heroes programme which was launched earlier this month, which encourages everyone to give up at least one hour of their time in honour of our armed forces.

Help for Heroes is also asking politicians, sportsmen, actors and celebrities to join the millions of people across the country who are giving up one hour for the cause.

Bryn Parry, the organisation’s chief executive and co-founder, said: ‘We rely heavily on our wonderful volunteers to help ensure more money goes to the wounded servicemen and women who need it.

‘It is our hope that the One Hour for Heroes call to action will be heard across the country and become a demonstration of national support for our heroes, as well as enabling the charity to continue to provide direct, practical support to those who have been injured.’