Many Thanks to ALTWOOD SCHOOL LEARNING SUPPORT DEPT. who instead of buying Christmas cards for each other made a donation and raised £40.Ashleigh and the Skunks - provided the entertainment, along with DJ Neil Harrington at the Bouchra Restaurant Bar in Maidenhead. They raised £425. Thank you so much for all the support.
Pam and Bob Fountain asked their guests to donate to Help for Heroes instead of giving gifts at their wedding anniversary party. They had over £1000 in danations. Many thanks to all those lovely people. xx
THE CELEBRATION OF DANIEL'S LIFE- PARTY- Well done to Jan and Luke Dexter for a fantastic event which made just under £2000.BERKSHIRE COLLAGE OF AGRICULTURE- The boys have raised £1384.56 over the past year by playing different matches and dressing up !
SAINSBURY'S MAIDENHEAD- Have been washing cars and have kindly donated £348.CAROL CHAPMAN- Thank you for raising £150 by walking the 'Ridgeway'.
June 15th....Just returned from Skydive UK. Oh my gosh what a day. I actually managed to do the skydive but due to a mixture of nerves and windy weather promptly threw up upon landing. Ha ha ha.To be totally honest I can not say I enjoyed it at all but am now realising what I have achieved. I jumped but I could not have done this without all of your support.
Due to your generosity I am passing over two thousand pounds to Help 4 Heroes. I am sure Wendy, Daniels mum, who I originally thought of doing this for will be overjoyed.Thank you so so much.
Sending loveMaryka (with her feet firmly on the ground) xxxxx (that sounds like a Bridget Jones line) -Well done and many thanks - Maryka has raised over £2000. in Daniel's memory -Lots of love Wendy x
Donation through cheques - £150MET POLICE - Collection of £18.
MAIDENHEAD RUGBY CLUB colection of £46.ADRIAN HUME AND PHILLIP NEAL are riding the 'Big Battlefield BIke Ride' from Portsmouth to Dunkirk. This challenging route traces some of the region's most significant First World War & Second World War battle sites. You can follow the boys on twitter, Adrian - adrianrideson and Phill -blokeonabike. Phill has been running his own justgiving page and has raised over £2500, which will be matched by his work. FANTASTIC. Keep riding boys.....
St Pirans School, Maidenhead - Some of the children swam in the Lion's swimathon and raised over £1800.
Erica Hunter - and some of her colleagues ran in the Reading Half Marathon in March in memory of her Godson Daniel . - Thank you so much for all of your fantastic effort. Well done.EDEN FINACIAL GROUP, LONDON had a charity day on the 4th Nov and have donated 30,000. of their commission. Thank you so much.
We also would like to thank the anonymous donor for 50,000.The YOUNG Family have made a generous danation- Thank you.
The Lock Family - George and Sam had a party and raised a total of £300. They had a raffel, auction and sold CD's.Claires Court School, Maidenhead - The boys have been making goodie boxes to send out to the front line troop's.
Our bright yellow HAPPY HUME - Dan Bands have been selling really well - we have raised over £800. so far. Yippee.Thousands of pounds was won by one lucky girl who scooped the jackpot in a long running pub compertition. Courtney Wheatley has donated a charity prize of £2087 to Help for Heroes in memory of her friend Daniel Hume. Thank you.
Altwood School Sponsored Silence - 11th, 11th over the lunchtime break. Some of the children from Altwood School , Maidenhead took part in a sponsored silence to raise money for Help for Heroes. A big thanks and well done to all the children who took part. The children raised = £1931.Rifleman Daniel Hume 22, was killed in a contact explosion whilst on a foot patrol near Nad 3-Ali, Helmand Province, july 2009.
Rifleman Hume's family said of Daniel: "Daniel passed out of Catterick as top recruit and since joining the Army he was the happiest we had known him, he had truly found his place in the world."He believed in what the British Army was trying to achieve and was confident. He was proud to serve his Country and was planning to move Battalion when he returned, so that he could guarantee a speedy return to Afghanistan.
"We have lost a son and a best friend. His death has left a huge void in our lives. We are fiercely proud of him."His Commanding Officer, Lt Col Rupert Jones MBE, said: "Rifleman Daniel Hume always said that he wanted one day to be RSM of the Battalion. This may at first appear to be an arrogant boast from a young soldier, but in his case it was anything but this.
"He was an exceptionally gifted young man who wanted to genuinely do something with his life and it would have been a brave man to bet against him to achieve his ambitions.He only arrived in the Battalion at the end of April having just passed out from ITC Catterick where he was the Top Student. However, he was no stranger to success despite being only 22. He was a keen snowboarder, but his passion was downhill mountain bike racing and it was a passion for which he had a genuine talent.
"He started racing at the age of 12 joining the Mountain Bike UK / SCOTT bikes squad in 2002. By the end of the season he was 3rd in the national rankings, with six wins to his name."It was clear even at this stage that he was a genuine star in the making. More success followed and in 2004 he came 42nd in the Downhill World Cup. Rifleman Hume was a young man with extraordinary talent and a real thirst for life.
Determination"He was born in Slough, before moving to Maidenhead where he was educated at Furze Platt Senior School and then at Reading College. Despite his talent on a bike he accepted that he wouldn't make a living from it and a career in the military beckoned.
In his short time in Helmand, he came to be a Rifleman that both his friends and commanders could totally rely upon, no matter what the task."He was a man with boundless energy, naturally fit and a sportsman, with exceptional motivation and will to succeed. Despite all of his ability, he was truly humble and was just one of the Riflemen - loved and trusted.
It is Daniels familys wish that in lieu of flowers and so Daniels name lives on, that we as family, friends and loved ones raise as much as we can to "The help for Heroes" in Daniels name.....so please give as much as you are able
Rest in peace Daniel, we have lost a loved one but gained an AngelA true Hero xx