Sunday, 13 November 2011

99th Collects with Help for Heroes at Meadowhall, Sheffield, Sat 12th Nov 2011

Last year the 99th was asked to Help out Help for Heroes at a collection at Meadowhall and this year was no different. 

Little and Large!  Lol 
Meadowhall is in Sheffield and we needed to be there for 09:00 so left base at 08:00.  Difference was that this time we had Dave stay over as well as the Craigster so there were four of us in the car and all our costumes... this meant that Craig had to wear his Officer/Crew uniform for the day as we could not fit a fourth set of armour into the car.
We arrived at Meadowhall on time and met up with Jeff and Michaela and then Stu and Darran and set up base in the conference room in the centre management suite and got changed there.  We went out at about 10:00am and soon got very busy and very hot. ... although probably not as hot as the Help for Heroes Bear!!!
Lunch time was most welcome but when we went out after lunch it was even hotter and busier! We could not move from spot as it was just a steady stream of photos and donations.  The monies were counted by Kevin from HFH on the day and just from the buckets alone [not including the merchandise] by the time we called it a day at just after 4:00pm we had collected approximately £1486!!!!!  Wow!!!!
A huge Imperial thanks to Dave, Craig, Jim, Stu, Darran, Jeff and Michaela [excellent crew and photographer!!] and Kevin from HFH for the day... it was very busy, hot and very tiring... but well worth it.
After the troop we called at the Handmade Burger restaurant and had a very nice tea which meant I didn't have to cook we got back in... Hooray and had to have a photo taken by the centre's Christmas tree!