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Here are some testimonials left by others...

I just wanted to say thank you very much

I just wanted to say thank you very much, for everything that your charity has done for me and my family over the past two weeks. I was brought back from Afghan, due to a serious medical condition, and without your help and support from the grab bag, clothes, and the mobile phone. It would have been a lot harder than it was. It just meant that there were less things I had to think about, and in doing so I was able to concentrate of the stuff which was more important at the time. It made a big difference, and I can’t say how much I appreciate the work you have done. So Thank you again, and when I am well and fit again I hope to make a donation so able help others in the same sort of issue.

Martin Bills
3 January 2014

Ex-Scots Guardsman

Hi, I’m an ex-Scots Guardsman. Recently a friend had a grab bag given to him (He was a serving Irish guard in Afghan).The boxer shorts were a bit big for him so I had them off him. They are the most comfortable boxers I’ve ever worn! I would really like to be able to purchase more but notice that you don’t sell them in your online shop only in your grab bags.

Andy Purdie
16 August 2014

Thank you

When i was involved in a RTC at work i was taken to hospital with a broken back. i had no personal belongings or clothing as they were cut of by the paramedics. i was given a Troop Aid bag by my welfare team until i could get some belongings. The bag contained everything i need in the first few days in the hospital. i had never heard of Troop Aid until i was in a time of need. Keep up the good work and everything you do as I’m sure there will be more grateful soldiers out there in a time of need.

Scott McArthur
26 February 2020

2 Scots – Thank you Troop Aid

Thank you Troop Aid for all that you do for our lads and lassie’s, you are amazing. You have helped me to change my life by your true devotion and selfless acts of kindness and for that I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Jim Thomson
4 February 2014

Amazing support – right on time

I was not aware of Troop Aid and they actually did until it was at a time of need. I had 2 members of staff admitted to hospital at quite short notice. A particular staff member was caught short with the basic essentials of being admitted to hospital and initially being quite isolated away from his direct family. During a hospital visit to the staff member, I came across Troop Aid by chance and registered for support straight away.

Troop Aid delivered a package within 48hrs and provided the most amazing essentials for us to deliver to the bedside and put a smile back on the staff members face (as well as a reminder to shave at least once per day with shaving oil and a razor supplied!!), it really helped the visit as well as reassured the member of staff of what support is out there from such a worthwhile charity. When we asked Troop Aid for support to a second member of staff with a life changing illness, we again received significant support with a further enhanced package and many items for us to advertise Troop Aid in an effort to increase their support network.
As a Welfare Officer, I am amazed at the provision of such items, being delivered at a time of need and Troop Aid being on hand to provide timely support. This has had such a positive impact on personnel admitted to hospital and was such an efficient process involved.

We can not recommend Troop Aid enough, they were very sensitive to the needs of each and every case and went out of their way to ensure packages were delivered on time. We are reassured by their support and will continue to support Troop Aid in any way we can to ensure the support to others is there when it is needed. Thank you for such a superb amount of support.

Unit Welfare Officer
9 December 2019

Old Friend

A brief message to say hello to my old friend Alan Sutton who worked with me when I chaired the Birmingham Branch of BLESMA.
Email, john.phillips892@btinternet.com

Regards

John P

John Phillips
29 May 2020

I just want to thank the people behind troop aid

I just want to thank the people behind troop aid for the great support and the help give the armed forces I was injured in Afghanistan and received my pack on returning to Queen Elizabeth Hospital and it had everything I could have needed as all of my belongings didn’t get to me until the next day so it helps greatly so i just want that thank you for the small and the large things that you do to help everyone who needs the help, thank you very much

Jason Thurlow
14 March 2014

Troop Aid emergency packs

Many thanks to Troop Aid for the Emergency packs that you provided for us. They were utilised in the Military Personnel COVID Bedding down facility. The contents were excellent and provided all the essential items that a patient may need should they not have their own. We were issued a variety of sizes and items to cater for both male and female patients. They were greatly appreciated.

Thanks and Regards Wendy Graham

Wendy Graham, HMS Sultan Medical Centre Practice Manager
22 July 2020

Afghanistan

We will be forever grateful for the supplies and grab bag etc my husband received on his return from Afghanistan, Thank you!

Rachael Lee
12 March 2014

When you have nothing

When I was airlifted to hospital in Kenya I had no personnel belongings with me, not even the clothes I arrived with as they got cut off me. I was given a TroopAID grab bag which contained everything I needed for my stay in hospital. I am forever grateful to the TroopAID team. Keep up the good work.

Andrew Walker
2 March 2019

And some more...

Troop Aid emergency packs

Many thanks to Troop Aid for the Emergency packs that you provided for us. They were utilised in the Military Personnel COVID Bedding down facility. The contents were excellent and provided all the essential items that a patient may need should they not have their own. We were issued a variety of sizes and items to cater for both male and female patients. They were greatly appreciated.

Thanks and Regards Wendy Graham

Wendy Graham, HMS Sultan Medical Centre Practice Manager
22 July 2020

Old Friend

A brief message to say hello to my old friend Alan Sutton who worked with me when I chaired the Birmingham Branch of BLESMA.
Email, john.phillips892@btinternet.com

Regards

John P

John Phillips
29 May 2020

Thank you

When i was involved in a RTC at work i was taken to hospital with a broken back. i had no personal belongings or clothing as they were cut of by the paramedics. i was given a Troop Aid bag by my welfare team until i could get some belongings. The bag contained everything i need in the first few days in the hospital. i had never heard of Troop Aid until i was in a time of need. Keep up the good work and everything you do as I’m sure there will be more grateful soldiers out there in a time of need.

Scott McArthur
26 February 2020

Amazing support – right on time

I was not aware of Troop Aid and they actually did until it was at a time of need. I had 2 members of staff admitted to hospital at quite short notice. A particular staff member was caught short with the basic essentials of being admitted to hospital and initially being quite isolated away from his direct family. During a hospital visit to the staff member, I came across Troop Aid by chance and registered for support straight away.

Troop Aid delivered a package within 48hrs and provided the most amazing essentials for us to deliver to the bedside and put a smile back on the staff members face (as well as a reminder to shave at least once per day with shaving oil and a razor supplied!!), it really helped the visit as well as reassured the member of staff of what support is out there from such a worthwhile charity. When we asked Troop Aid for support to a second member of staff with a life changing illness, we again received significant support with a further enhanced package and many items for us to advertise Troop Aid in an effort to increase their support network.
As a Welfare Officer, I am amazed at the provision of such items, being delivered at a time of need and Troop Aid being on hand to provide timely support. This has had such a positive impact on personnel admitted to hospital and was such an efficient process involved.

We can not recommend Troop Aid enough, they were very sensitive to the needs of each and every case and went out of their way to ensure packages were delivered on time. We are reassured by their support and will continue to support Troop Aid in any way we can to ensure the support to others is there when it is needed. Thank you for such a superb amount of support.

Unit Welfare Officer
9 December 2019

When you have nothing

When I was airlifted to hospital in Kenya I had no personnel belongings with me, not even the clothes I arrived with as they got cut off me. I was given a TroopAID grab bag which contained everything I needed for my stay in hospital. I am forever grateful to the TroopAID team. Keep up the good work.

Andrew Walker
2 March 2019

Ex-Scots Guardsman

Hi, I’m an ex-Scots Guardsman. Recently a friend had a grab bag given to him (He was a serving Irish guard in Afghan).The boxer shorts were a bit big for him so I had them off him. They are the most comfortable boxers I’ve ever worn! I would really like to be able to purchase more but notice that you don’t sell them in your online shop only in your grab bags.

Andy Purdie
16 August 2014

Broke my back last year in Cyprus

Hi guys, i broke my back last year in Cyprus cliff jumping, i went to the hospital with just the swimming shorts I had on as kit, your packs of kit and t-shirts were literally a godsend for me while I was there.

A year on I am racing in karts again where my heart lies, for what you have done for me, I’d like to place the troop aid logo on the karts if that’s ok with you, and I’d like to do some fundraising on your behalf if you will allow it 🙂

Jamie Pursall
22 May 2014

Troop Aid at Queen Elizabeth hospital

Injured in Afghanistan May 31st, 2013 after a couple of ops I went home

11months later was having an operation and was only supposed to stay In for the day had a bad situation after and stayed in longer than I thought, and would like to thank troop aid at Queen Elizabeth hospital for sorting me out with a week’s worth of clothes and toiletries amazing charity and definitely should be more recognised

Even when I was casevaced in May, troop aid was there with everything I need the 1st time

And same again this time can’t thank you enough !!

Craig Daniell
4 April 2014

1 Military Working Dog Regt.

My name is Patrick Medhurst-Feeney. I am a serving soldier with 1 Military Working Dog Regt. In November 2013 I was casevaced from Afghanistan to Birmingham. I received one of your bags and I have to say what a massive help it was as I had no kit.

I have recently been admitted to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth with a different health issue and I received another of your bags as I wasn’t expecting to be staying in. Before I was injured I had never heard of TroopAid. You guys have helped me so much over the past few months even though it is just giving me clothes.

I am still in rehab for my injury but once fit I would love to raise money for you guys any way that I can. I’m looking to do the London Marathon in 2015 should I be fit enough and I would be honoured to raise money for your charity.

Pte Patrick Medhurst-Feeney
14 March 2014

I just want to thank the people behind troop aid

I just want to thank the people behind troop aid for the great support and the help give the armed forces I was injured in Afghanistan and received my pack on returning to Queen Elizabeth Hospital and it had everything I could have needed as all of my belongings didn’t get to me until the next day so it helps greatly so i just want that thank you for the small and the large things that you do to help everyone who needs the help, thank you very much

Jason Thurlow
14 March 2014