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Oliver Hopkins

Terry's Army

I am raising money for PTSD Resolution because I have recently lost my dad to PTSD.

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PTSD Resolution

We help UK Forces' Veterans & families to resolve military trauma successfully

Charity Registration No. 1133188

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page on behalf of 'Terry's Army'.

Terry was my dad, and was an amazing man. He was my biggest inspiration with his bravery, humour and dreadful dress sense. But beyond all else he was kind and not only a fantastic Dad but a fantastic person. My Dad had been in the 9/12th Lancer regiment since he was 16 years old. After leaving the Army he carried on within the forces and joined the South Wales Police force and progressed to become a negotiator.

My Dad loved his job, but behind the smiles he was carrying a burden of the sights he had seen and the events he witnessed, and became very unwell, suffering with PTSD, and we lost him on christmas Eve 2018.

My Dad had taken me to visit amazing places such as Paris, Rome and Krakow and would always have a story to tell. He had lived a complete life visting the places he wanted to visit and fathering not only me but two twin girls as well. Through all this though he was a great supporter of the armed forces and the Army and was very grateful that he'd experienced the walk of the Somme, the camps in Auschwitz and would tell the stories of both World Wars to anyone who would listen.

The recent loss of him has affected us all and has put into perspective what someone goes through mentally after leaving or being in any armed forces.

I do not want my Dad's death to be in vain, nor do I want the bad to be remembered. Only the positive. So, can you help me, help them that are suffering?

3 out of 100 soldiers will suffer and show signs of PTSD in their life so let's help raise money to stop this silent killer.

My Dad was a good man who affected everyone he met in a postive way. Along with this, he was also a MASSIVE Marvel fan in particular Thor Ragnarok. So to justify him and all he did in a Marvel quote I'll say this - "That's what heroes do".(Thor, 2017)


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  • My Dad and his brother at the Somme.

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