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Mission Motor Sport accepted!

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Mission Motor Sport accepted! thumbnailAntrim Invictus hero Chris McFadyen pictured with his medal haul from the Florida Games. GA524302F

A HUGE charitable gesture from a former Guardian reporter has helped a trail-blazing sporting project to help injured servicemen and women get under starter's orders.
Last year Alvin McCaig finally unveiled 'Antrim in the Trenches'. the definitive study of the local men who fought and died in the Great War. It may have been several years in the making, but he decided not to charge for the book, suggesting instead that readers make a contribution to Help for Heroes.
And local people were only too happy to oblige, donating 1,117.29 to the worthy cause.
A book about the horrors of war was effectively helping soldiers who had experienced them first hand - just as Alvin intended.
“Many of the local men who fought in the Great War were injured, often suffering a life-long disability," he said.
“So when the book was launched I thought Help for Heroes was perfect for those wanting to make a donation when they received a copy."
And this week it has emerged that the money will be helping heroes very close to home.
Mission Motorsport Northern Ireland is a new charitable group based at Nutts Corner Motorsports Centre. Working with other charities, particularly Help for Heroes, they aim to offer support to injured service people by helping them get their lives back on track - both through practical advice on employment and recreation.

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