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Paul Smith, an ex Royal Navy engineer, on BBC News recently explaining how  combat stress affected him after he was sent to the Falklands in the task force in 1983.

Now, Phillip Hanson is to undertake a charity walk in Lowick in support of the charity that helps victims in need.
Here he outlines the cause and his appeal.
Please sponsor me for Combat Stress’ March in March. I intend to walk 10 miles(+) during one day in March round the rights-of-way of the Parish of Lowick in order to raise funds for Combat Stress.
This is because:
  • Combat Stress, a leading mental health charity for military veterans says it will not be able to take any new cases in England and Wales, because of a funding crisis.
  • They say that its income has fallen from £16m to £10m in the current financial year, partly due to cuts in NHS funding support.
  • The charity had been receiving around 2,000 referrals for treatment a year.
  • The NHS said new specialist services for ex-soldiers have helped more than 10,000 people to date.
The full story at <>. You can see the interview from which the photo at the head of this comes from
To sponsor Phillip directly follow this link to his JustGiving webpage
A sponsorship sheet is also to placed in the Village Store.

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