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Mike

Help For Heroes Needs Your Help

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You may remember that we once did a "Kits for Kandahar" campaign to keep the squaddies entertained during those long hot stints out in the sandier areas of Afghanistan.  That was a very successful and fun way of giving a little back to our boys in MTP, but this time  we're trying to raise some supplies for those that have done their stint, and come home with injuries of one sort or another due to their time there.  Malcolm Childs has been in touch asking if we can be of assistance as follows:

 

The Help for Heroes Tedworth House Recovery Centre near Salisbury provides occupational therapy to veterans and injured service men and women.  The residents can be suffering from a range of injuries from PTSD to Brain and Spinal Injury.  The goal at Tedworth House is to support their treatment and help them back into employment.

 

Art Therapy is used to introduce the residents to new activities through a communicative outlet encouraging focus, patience and fine motor skills.  Scale Modelling is one of the courses that is offered and Malcolm volunteers, running the sessions supported by the Occupational Therapist team.

 

The sessions are 1 hour with approximately 10 people. It gives the residents an opportunity to start a kit and experience the hobby, many possibly for the very first time.  Following that a voluntary evening session is offered for residents to finish their models and to discuss how they can continue the hobby at home through online forums, magazines, IPMS branches etc. 

 

The Recovery Centre is entirely charity driven and so to offer the best experience they need donations of model kits and making materials.  For example:cutting mats, glues, clippers, paints, brushes, and model making magazines.  We need donations of small simple model kits (preferably not current military vehicles).  Following the sessions the kits and materials may be taken home by residents for completion.

 

During the session Malcolm will endeavour to photograph some builds and post them up for our enjoyment.

 

Any questions: malcchilds.jpg   You can also contact him here under the username Malcchilds.

 

 

I've put the email address in as a graphic to stop him getting spammed, so if you're emailing him, transcribe the address carefully.

 

You can also now contact them by the delights of Social Media http://www.facebook.com/modelsforheroes/ and Twitter @modelsforheroes

 

Donations should be sent to:

 

(Models for Heroes)

Malcolm Childs

1 Harrier Road

Bishops Green

NEWBURY

RG20 4AB

 

We've ordered a bunch of A4 cutting mats for the lads & lasses, and we're going to have a look in our collective stashes for some simple kits to bump start the campaign.  If you've got anything that you can spare and think it might be suitable, Malcolm with be very happy to hear from you.

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Great Idea that. Will put some bits together on the weekend and post it off 👍🏿

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Thanks Mike and the team for getting Britmodeller involved.  Were looking forward to the donations and as Mike says you can get in contact with me at the email address above or PM me on this site.

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What a great idea, and I must say a very worthy cause to help our brave servicemen and women.

 

Will post out on Monday,1/72 Mitsubishi A6M2b Zero and a North American Mustang P51D/K.

 

Let's get behind our heroes after all they fought up front for us!

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As promised some stuff being sent today. Had a good dig out and its all stuff that I'm not likely to use or going to be replaced. 

 

3 kits, they are 1/72 tomcats, different boxes but all italeri plastic. Some spare/AM decals as most were all gash. 

 

Some tools, glue, brushes, cutting mat and thinner/paints too 👍🏿

 

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The cutting mats have arrived, so now I need to get up into the loft to see what else I can send.  Aren't cutting mats heavy? :lol: I almost collapsed under the weight when the postie handed them to me :owww:

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On ‎24‎/‎03‎/‎2017 at 10:34, allyby said:

What a great idea, and I must say a very worthy cause to help our brave servicemen and women.

 

Will post out on Monday,1/72 Mitsubishi A6M2b Zero and a North American Mustang P51D/K.

 

Let's get behind our heroes after all they fought up front for us!

Sorry but I've been ill the last couple of day's, posted out today with my Hermes.

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This is a great idea, I'll have a look through the stash and send Malc a couple of kits, and maybe a few bits of "modelling supplies".

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Nice one guys - the more the merrier.  We should be alright for mats now though, but knives, files, adhesives and paint as well as kits should still be needed :)

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Great stuff Mike,I,ll get a collection of kit's put together over the weekend got a half dozen going nowhere.

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This is a super response, thank you fellas. I will let you know as each parcel arrives. Allyby, I received your email notification today from My Hermes ta!

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Great idea! I am back in the UK next week so I will have a sort through and bring back what I can and post on.

 

Christian, exiled to africa

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Bump for visibility :)

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On 24/03/2017 at 10:34, allyby said:

What a great idea, and I must say a very worthy cause to help our brave servicemen and women.

 

Will post out on Monday,1/72 Mitsubishi A6M2b Zero and a North American Mustang P51D/K.

 

Let's get behind our heroes after all they fought up front for us!

Your donation arrived this morning!!  I will be honest with you, im over-joyed to see those kits. They're in storage now ready to bring some therapy and respite to our wounded.

Thank you.

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Quick update on Models for Heroes.  We now have a Facebook and Twitter presence. If you use social media it will great to see you on there and you can keep up to date with our news.

 

Http://www.facebook.com/modelsforheroes/

 

Twitter @modelsforheroes

 

Like, subscribe, follow, sign up or whatever. :)

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Pretty sure I can raid the stash and send something your way. Give me a couple of days to sort myself out.

Cheers

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I'm going into the loft... wish me luck! :unsure:

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Ok - I survived, and I've come back down with an eclectic mixture of former review samples and personal stuff, plus of course the oft mentioned cutting mats.  Here's the stack:

 

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I just need a little daylight to find a box big enough.  I've swept the boxes for aftermarket, as we don't want to freak the poor folks out, but I'll have another squint in the Foxbat box shoirtly, as I'm sure there was a Neomega cockpit in there.  Probably not suitable for novices :hmmm:

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I think Airfix starter kits will be ideal for this. I'll pick up a couple of car kits.

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That's a good plan Smudge... not everyone likes wings either :)

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I've decided I'm not going to build my Hobbycraft Ju88G I picked up recently so that can be sent next week once I get a box to send it in.

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Good on ya :clap2:

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On 01/04/2017 at 21:37, Smudge said:

I think Airfix starter kits will be ideal for this. I'll pick up a couple of car kits.

Absolutely they are!  Thank you Smudge

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On 01/04/2017 at 22:34, Darby said:

I've decided I'm not going to build my Hobbycraft Ju88G I picked up recently so that can be sent next week once I get a box to send it in.

Thank you Darby, thats kind of you.

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