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Land Rover pull seeks to raise 
funds for veterans

A charity Land Rover pull will take place on Saturday February 15, leaving Alfred Terrace, Dollingstown for Union Street in Lurgan.

The event is being organised for AA Veterans Support, a Northern Ireland based charity set up to provide help and support for veterans and their families across Northern Ireland.

Ranger Andy Allen was hit by an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) in 2008 whilst on tour in Afghanistan. The force of the horrific blast lifted him off the ground and tore off his right leg it also burnt his corneas, leaving Andy blind.

For seven weeks Andy was kept sedated while surgeons worked to remove the dirt from his wounds and fought to keep them infection free. Ten days after he was brought in they were forced to amputate his other leg. Not only has Andy had to learn to walk again, he also had to adjust to losing 
his sight.

Although an operation has restored some vision, his world remains blurred and distorted, he says this has been his biggest challenge.

Several years on, Andy has identified a number of issues where support for veterans living in Northern Ireland does not meet their need. With the help of a number of ex-servicemen and women, Andy has created his own Veterans charity, responding to the needs of Veterans and their families living in Northern Ireland.

Please show your support as Andy and the Land Rover travels from Dollingstown, via Belfast Road, Avenue Road, Queen Street, High Street and Union Street.

 

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