We are very proud and honoured to welcome our new patrons to the team. We are very grateful for the continued support and commitment from our patrons. Falklands veteran Simon Weston OBE and Crimson Field writer Sarah Phelps
Simon Weston OBE
I am deeply flattered to have been asked to be patron to this wonderful organisation.
It has been my privilege to have been asked to go and speak at many events up and down the UK and over the years I have met some fantastic inspirational people, none more so than the women at Wenches in Trenches. Not only do they spend their day caring for those in need but in their spare time, they give up 2 days a year to raise money for many small charities, all of which rely on the donations they receive.
My mother was a district nurse so have some understanding of the hard work nurses do, so to go this extra mile is remarkable.
As a man with a military background, I am obviously thrilled to see so many military charities supported and especially pleased to see these nurses helping to recognise the medical personnel who sadly lost their lives in some of the tragic conflicts that have taken place.
If you get a chance to support this organisation, I really encourage you to do so. Congratulations to you all and I hope one day I can join you on your walk (if I am allowed too off course
I’m so proud to be a patron of the organisation Wenches In Trenches, honouring and remembering the extraordinary courage and passionate dedication of the military, civilian and volunteer nurses of World War 1. (picture courtesy of Dan Hall)