Hero inspired Care Home duo to Skydive

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Pete Wood and Andy Ried
Pete Wood and Andy Reid

Care Industry News is delighted to sponsor Lakeview Rest Homes directors as they take a leap of faith!!

Soldiers’ Charity Red Devil Tandem skydive at 8.30am on 15th of July 2015 at Old Sarum Airfield near Salisbury.

Lakeview Rest Homes Directors, Nick and Pete Wood are going to join the Red Devils parachute display team, to help raise funds for the Army Benevolent Fund (ABF).

Pete Wood said he was inspired to do this after meeting Corporal Andy Reid.

Corporal Andy Reid was an ordinary soldier, serving in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, when he was blown up by a Taliban improvised explosive device (IED). It was touch-and-go whether he would survive. He had lost both legs and his right arm, while the index finger of his left hand was almost completely removed.

Pete said, ‘He actually called me a wimp for saying no at first because I’m scared of heights, so naturally I changed my mind’

Nick Wood and Andy Reid
Nick Wood and Andy Reid

He went on to say, ‘Andy really is an inspiring man and it is humbling to hear him talk about how he uses his experiences to help others… Apart from when he is pressing you to jump out of an aeroplane!’

‘Our residents and team at Lakeview work hard to help charitable causes but when it came time to jump out of a plane, it just seemed right that the management team should step forward.’

Please contact Pete on 07920138791 or Pete@LakeviewRestHomes.com or go online to sponsor the Army Benevolent Fund, (ABF): http://fundraising.soldierscharity.org/ComeFlyWithMe

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity are for soldiers, for life. They provide financial assistance to all soldiers and their families when in need. Even when a soldier leaves the Army they are still part of their family and eligible for help. The scope of their work is huge. Half the money is given direct to individuals to help in areas such as debt relief, mobility assistance, education bursaries, carehome fees and respite breaks. The other half is given as grants to other charities.

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