Capital Arts Children’s Choir- Heroes
We are working on a day to day basis with ‘Help For Heroes’ to achieve our aim.
James Shanks, my father, was in the Irish Guards. He was wounded out of the second world war when his unit was blown up. He was the only survivor of the blast. After 2 years rehabilitation in hospital he was discharged fit and well. He lived to 96. It is that rehabilitation that is so important, physical rehabilitation, mental rehabilitation. Without the help of charities such as ‘Help For Heroes’ there simply wouldn’t be the money to do the work needed. We were all inspired by Prince Harry’s ‘Invictus Games’ in 2014 and the Paralympic Games in 2012 both showing what rehabilitation can achieve. Monies raised from the sale of the album will go to ‘Help For Heroes’ half to be used to fund a general rehabilitation programme and half will have a specific purpose. That purpose is to support those wounded in conflict who have gone on to achieve athletic prowess. We aim to help these athletes fulfil their dream of taking part in Prince Harry’s Invictus Games in 2016 in Florida, and the Olympic Games in Rio 2016.