The challenge for a team of wounded servicemen and the support crew was to drive a horse drawn replica WW1 ambulance, 1000 miles from Lands’ End to John O’Groats travelling non-stop, 24 hours a day, to raise £1 million for Help for Heroes to support service men and women. (http://www.horseshelpheroes.org.uk/)
When 24-7 staffing received a call on Thursday to ask for volunteer drivers to relieve the safety car drivers at the front and rear, we were privileged to be offered the opportunity to help. Within minutes of sending out a text asking for volunteer drivers from our skilled database, we were inundated with calls from our candidates offering to help.
C+E Driver Terry West and C1 driver Mitch Hankin, drove up to meet the convoy at Newent at 3am taking over from the helpers and soldiers so they could catch a few hours well deserved rest. They followed the convoy for 9 hours to Cravens Arms near Ludlow before handing back over to the helpers.
Ex servicemen, Terry and Mitch were so overwhelmed with the enthusiasm and inspiration for the campaign and were extremely honoured to contribute to such an amazing feat.
The journey which began on Wednesday last week was completed today and the entire 24-7 Staffing team are so proud of their triumphant success.
For more information on the campaign please visit http://www.horseshelpheroes.org.uk/