Solihull Mayor visits Troop Aid

On Monday 8 April, the Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Flo Nash visited local charity Troop Aid’s Shirley headquarters.

Troop Aid is a charity that provides the basic essentials in an Emergency Pack to all British servicemen and women who find themselves in a hospital bed both in the UK and overseas.

This emergency pack is called a ‘Grab Bag’ and includes t-shirt and shorts, washing and shaving kit, towel, face flannel, toothpaste, toothbrush, socks, underwear, a pen and paper.

Since establishing in 2006, the charity has distributed around 15,000 Grab Bags to 24 locations worldwide.

The Mayor said: ‘I’m very honoured to have been able to visit Troop Aid and to see first-hand their selfless work.

“Troop Aid’s support for our service men and women, who put their lives on the line for our country, is invaluable.

“The Grab Bags that Troop Aid provide can give comfort to our service men and women during what is a stressful and trying time.

“I urge everyone to donate what they can to this fantastic and essential cause.”

Troop Aid Chairman Al Sutton said: “It was a pleasure to have the Mayor Cllr Flo Nash and her Consort Alderman Alan Nash visit the Troop Aid warehouse this week”.

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