News article from the Midsussex Times, 24 July 2014
Written by David Owen (B. 1945-48)
Friday, 05 December 2014

"I now am 85 and will be (partially) retiring, as indicated below May 11th, at the end of the year as promised. The partially bit in brackets means that (unless requested) I will not be attending any large venues with my bucket.

I still have around 70 collecting tins within about 10 miles from home in Steyning and that will continue for another year or two.

From the 1st January 2015 I will additionally be helping the West Sussex Hospice’s so will still be keeping busy.

I have one last request. As you can see from our website my helpers and I have managed to collect for our wounded an extra £16,000 over our original target of £125,000.

I am not asking you for any more direct financial help as most of you have already supported this charity very generously, either by donations or helping me at various venue's ( or both !), but finally wish to ask you to please forward this email, with comments if you so wish, to all on your email address lists as I have now done to you.

Who knows, with this final help, we together may reach £150,000 for our wounded.


Again I thank you all so much for everything over the past five years."

You can also support him here:

You can read about his recent exploits here, and about his parachute jump for Help For Heroes in 2008 here.

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