The 99th Garrison was asked to support St Luke's Hospice in Sheffield at one of its collections at Meadowhall. St Luke's Hospice cares for people aged 18 and above throughout Sheffield who have incurable illnesses. Their aim is to control their symptoms, alleviate pain and give them the best possible quality of life - all free of charge and dependent entirely upon the commitment and generosity to provide most of the money they need.
|Nikki from St Luke's Hospice couldn't resist having a go at fighting with one of our troopers!|
|A Trooper from the other side of the Pennines! Fortunately, border control let him in!|
|Crowds gather around the Hospice's ball game|
|Ape Trooper had to have a go at the ball game.. it was actually quite difficult - even more so in armour!|
We had seven troopers today and only Rachel as crew - with some assistance from Harrison so after about an hour of trooping I changed from my Scout Armour to Officer's Uniform so that I could help to crew. As is usual with the Meadowhall centre, it was very, very warm for us in costume/armour and we took regular breaks every hour and an hour for lunch.
We finished trooping at about 4:00pm and dekitted and then posed for the post troop photo - sadly. Jason had had to rush off before this and before I had chance to stop him and make sure he was in it!
Huge thanks to all the troopers and crew who came along and to Nikki from St Luke's for inviting us. Also thanks to the reception staff at the centre who were as friendly and helpful as ever and to the centre management for letting us have the use of a room for the day. I hope that when we go back to Meadowhall in November for Help for Heroes the security staff on duty are the ones that we are used to to and used to us!
|With my Deputy Charity Liaison Officer|