Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Worthy causes

I'm glad to see that the absence of any postings has gone totally unremarked for the last 4 months or so. Makes me feel less bothered about how lazy I've been. Must remember, this is my therapy, not an ego trip based on the number of readers and responses I get. Yeah, right.

Anyway, Freedmansmum brought to my attention this petition to El Gordo:

We are trying to assist with a petition to the UK Government to create a dedicated Military & Veterans Hospital within the UK.

To give you some background, 2 Para have already sent back over 50 casualties to the UK from their current tour alone. Selly Oak, the only military dedicated ward in UK, cannot accommodate anywhere near this number, so when all of the casualties from other battle groups are added to the figure, how is ONE ward in an NHS hospital going to cope?

In truth it cannot !!!! The individual troops are sent home to recover,relying on NHS and the visiting services available, which themselves are over committed.

More names are needed for this petition, and quite cynically, 'Downing Street' has put a time limit of one month for this to be achieved.

Sign now and do what you can. Please click the link below to sign, you will receive and email to confirm your signature.

We need as many people as possible to sign this petition before 19th August. Could you also if in agreement please pass this on to as many people as possible and ask them to do the same thing?

http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/Wounded/

Now most Freedmanslifers are somewhere between rabid Bushmonkeys or rational pseudo-pacifists who, whilst not supporting our various wars, do understand the distinction between this and supporting our TROOPS.

So I hope you will all go sign up and give them the recognition they deserve for their bravery and commitment, by helping them get the specialist care they need.