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Support the Thrapston Garage Sale – September 17th 9am till 3pm

On September 17th loads of Thrapston residents will be having a sort out and selling from their garages and front lawns…. it’s always a busy day with lots of laughs and money made – plus treasures found…

All the pitches are £5 and this means your house gets to go on the map.  Proceeds from all these fivers, plus maps sold on the day will all go to a chosen charity.

This time the charity will be The Grenadier Guards Col’s Fund as put forward by Thrapston resident Matthew Ellmer.

The Grenadier Guards Col’s Fund, is a Registered Charity, Number 1062257, and was set up to support wounded members of the Regiment through their recovery, their families and the bereaved families, of those who have been killed in action or wounded on operations in Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan.mstt

Matthew is the Regimental Casualty Officer and has been employed by the charity since 2012. He left the Grenadier Guards after completing twenty eight years service from 1984 to 2012. He is now responsible for delivering the care and support to over fifty five wounded Grenadiers and their families and twenty one bereaved families. The Regiment has been involved in many operational tours of service in recent times, Northern Ireland, Iraq, Bosnia, Kosovo and most recently they completed three tours of Afghanistan. During Northern Ireland losing five Grenadiers and in Afghanistan losing fifteen Grenadiers and one Grenadier that was killed in a training accident whilst preparing for operations.matt5

The list of injuries range from; Loss of limbs which include double and single amputations, Loss of eye sight, brain injuries, blast injuries, and the hidden injuries that are mental health, which includes PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Matthew delivers this support by visiting the individuals and their families on a regular basis and by putting together funding requests when required to help these individuals when they require the support, and by sign posting and working mattnwith other charities that are able to help our Grenadiers. The wounded and the families live across the United Kingdom and he travels as far north as Glasgow in Scotland, through England from the North East and West down as far as Falmouth covering all areas in between, he also has individuals and families in North, south and west Wales.
The Regiment is committed to supporting our wounded and bereaved and has an increasing number of mental health cases that are coming forward, and is consistently carry out charity events and are for ever grateful of others for their charitable support, which enables them to continue to deliver this support where it is much needed.

Matthew would like to take this opportunity to thank Lindsey and the people of Thrapston for supporting his charity, without the support and generosity of people like yourselves they wouldn’t be able to support our wounded and bereaved in the manner that they do.

So have fun on Garage Sale day in the knowledge you are helping to support a hugely worthwhile charity.