TO RAISE AS MUCH MONEY AND AWARENESS FOR THE INJURED TROOPS
Our aim is to support and raise at least £10,000 for the injured military personnel coming back from Afghanistan and who spend time at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre at Headley Court.
THE HISTORY OF HEADLEY COURT
Located in the southern slopes of Epsom Downs and the one time home of The First Baron Cunliffe - formerly Govenor of the Bank of England and Chairman of the London and North Eastern Railway Company. Headley Court was purchased by the Institute of Chartered Auctioneers and Estate Agents who presented the estate to The Royal Air Force thro' the Air Ministry in 1946 to commemorate the Battle of Britain. During the war years Headley Court was the headquaters of The First Canadian Army firstly under General McNaughton and later under General Crerar. Soon after the war it became the rehabilitation centre for pilots and aircrew who had been injured during the war. Its role has changed somewhat and it is now functional to all three services in the rehibilitation of serving personnel who are undergoing recovery from injury or illness.
DMRC is undergoing further changes to ensure that rehabilitation is carried out earlier in the treatment cycle. Treatment of amputees and polytrauma patients are now a major part of the DRMC contribution to military healthcare.
Headley Court albeit a part of the Defence Medical Education and Training Agency still remains under the administrative umbrella of The Royal Air Force however, the command of the unit can be either Army or RAF on a rotational basis. Within the structure of DMRC are medical & rehabilitation divisions that cater for the needs of patients, a training and research element to improve military rehabilitation needs and a support division that is solely responsible for the smooth running of the unit.
2 friends and a group of Royal Marine Commandos will be climbing Ben Nevis in Scotland in August 2010 to raise money and awareness for the troops at Headley Court.
Please donate and sponsor online at the justgiving page link (below) and give what you can for our troops. Every pound counts.