Colin Helps 'Help for Heroes'

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Abellio Greater Anglia’s Colin Martin has just raised over £7000 for the force’s charity Help for Heroes.

Colin is part of Greater Anglia’s Customer Service team and he is a familiar face at Colchester and Chelmsford stations in Essex. He has been a keen charity fundraiser for some time and most recently has been concentrating his efforts on raising funds for Help for Heroes.

Colin recently organised a golf day, followed by a hog roast and disco in the evening and on this single day managed to raise an amazing £7709 for the charity.

The event was organised with the assistance of Frinton Golf Club, and many local businesses also supported the event, including Abellio Greater Anglia who provided four first class tickets for a journey on their services as prizes at the disco.

This is the third time Colin has organised such an event and altogether he has raised over £17000 for the charity in recent years.

On Monday 24 February Colin visited the Chavasse VC Recovery Centre in Colchester (which was built with the assistance of the charity) to hand over his latest donation to Help for Heroes.

Colin Martin said “I’d like to say a very big thank you to my family, friends, colleagues and the local businesses who have supported me. Together we’ve raised a fantastic amount for a very worthwhile charity.”

Colin also kicked off his next round of fundraising for the charity and anyone interested in sponsoring the next golf day should contact him via email: [email protected]

Steve Schollar, Chavasse VC Recovery Centre Manager, said: “Yet again I am moved by the generosity of Colin and his fellow golfers. Their consistent support for Help for Heroes and Chavasse VC Recovery Centre has made a real and immediate impact on our ability directly to assist the young men and women who so clearly need our help.”

The Chavasse VC House Recovery Centre offers both serving and veteran members of the Armed Forces, who have suffered life changing injuries and illnesses, facilities and on-going support to help them adapt to their new life. For more information about Help for Heroes and the recovery centres they have helped to fund, please log on to