The Soldiers’ Charity - Andy Reid
In 2009, while on patrol with 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment in Afghanistan, Corporal Andy Reid stood on a pressure plate Improvised Explosive Device (IED). As a result of the explosion, he lost his right leg below the knee, left leg above the knee, and right arm.
The Soldiers’ Charity made an immediate grant to pay for a wheelchair ramp, alterations to the front entrance of his home and a bed on the first floor. Since then The Soldiers’ Charity’s relationship with Andy has continued to develop; when he moved into a new home, it funded the cost for a floor lift so he could gain access around the entire house, and a wet room for the bathroom just to make life that little bit easier in coping with his injuries. In turn, Andy has become a passionate Ambassador for The Soldiers’ Charity, helping to raise funds and awareness.