Frank Heavey, Volunteer County Coordinator for Lothians
Frank has been volunteer co-ordinator with Help for Heroes for the last three years, organising events, doing talks, attending cheque presentations and ensuring there are enough volunteers for local collections.
A former military policeman from Leith, Edinburgh he says: “I feel as if I am doing something good for the guys that need it. My favourite aspect is meeting the different veterans. When they realise I was in the forces myself they feel I can talk to them at their level.”
The 64-year-old was involved with the design of the Scottish t-shirts. “We were given a few different designs to look at but we were all unanimously agreed.”
Frank really likes the use of the thistle emblem and the Saltire flag on the t-shirt sleeves and feels it gives the charity a stronger national identity when talking to supporters in Scotland.