'A Winter Robin', is an exclusive design for Help for Heroes this Christmas by Mark, a Veteran chosen as part of our annual Christmas card competition.
Former Infantryman Mark joined as a junior soldier at the age of 15. He undertook many tours around the world, including time spent in the Falklands, the Gulf war, Cyprus and Bosnia before being medically discharged in 1995, after 16 years of service.
Mark said he had many years of good health, before being affected by mini strokes, including ‘’one big one’’ says Mark. This brought back memories Mark had buried for years, leading to the breakdown of his first marriage. Mark says it was his current wife who discovered Help for Heroes and encouraged him to seek help. He says, ’The support from them is second-to-none. Always someone to talk to if I need support. I now attend Help for Heroes recovery centre in Plymouth where I have all the support I need, plus I get to meet ex Servicemen and Women with the same problems’’.
Mark uses Photography as a device to focus his mind, he says, ’Photography is my escape from reality, it keeps my mind focused on now, this moment in time and not in the past. Each image is a new life experience for me’’.
‘’I am very proud and humbled for my image to be used as a Help for Heroes Christmas card’’.
- The greeting inside the card reads 'With Best Wishes For Christmas and the New Year'
- Pack of 10, card size: 126x126mm
- Envelopes included
- Card printed in the UK on FSC approved and sustainable Incada board