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Letters! Empty Letters!

Post  andyb Sat Nov 27 2010, 19:20

I've copied and paste this article straight from motorcycle monthly, be in the forces myself I have been away at Xmas a fair few times so I now first hand how bad it is :(

I think this is a fantastic idea though, please take a couple of minutes to read the article Smile

A nationwide campaign is asking bikers to take part in Operation ‘Letters to the Frontline’ to help raise morale of soldiers in Afghanistan this Christmas.

Carl Fogarty, Michael Rutter and multiple trials champion Dougie Lampkin have already contributed, but many more letters are needed for the troops. Started by biker Tony Lewis, who has his 21-year-old son Conrad currently serving with the 3rd Battalion of the Parachute Regiment, the campaign needs as many people as possible to either write a letter, draw a picture or cartoon, send a joke or even a funny and uplifting photograph with a suitable message for the troops.
Once enough contributions have been received, they will all be compiled and published in a book that will be printed and with the troops in time for Christmas – a time when they need cheering up the most.
If successful, any funds raised by the sale of the book to the public will go to the appropriate selected charities, including Help for Heroes, Army Benevolent Fund, The Parachute Regiment Charity and The Afghanistan Trust.
Tony Lewis explains: “These guys and gals read, ride and consume bikes as much as anyone (if not more). My idea is to try and address the one area where we can make a difference – by improving their [the troops] morale and offering encouragement and support. So, when the chips are down and they face their worst fears, they will have something that really shows our appreciation and recognises their efforts.”
“You don’t need to do this. Finding the time might be difficult; finding the right words or other demonstration of support could be a problem, but I hope you will find the inspiration to support us,” Tony says.
To have your contribution included in ‘Letters to the Frontline’, please send it to [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] by 10 December 2010. In recognition of all their efforts please could you address your messages to “all of the troops”.

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