The purpose of the evening was to raise both funds and, more importantly, awareness of the charity which was set up by Afghan Heroes to support the brave service men and women of our armed forces who have served their country.
The charity provides emotional and psychological help through support groups for all returning soldiers and families of the fallen. 'Give Us Time' is an initiative whose purpose is to arrange holidays around the world for servicemen and their families on their return to the UK or to provide a recuperation time for armed services personnel injured overseas.
Worldwide Timeshare Hypermarket where in attendance as ambassadors for the Timeshare industry and have also provided holiday homes all year round for use by the charity.
Amongst those attending the event and showing their support were the British Prime Minister David Cameron (photographed with Phil Watson), Foreign Secretary William Hague, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne and Dr. Liam Fox.
A raffle on the evening included lots ranging from games of chess against Gary Kasparov to shares in race horses. The raffle raised in excess of £40,000 for the charity.
Phil Watson said of the event: “To be able to add our company's support to the charity has been something that I am personally proud of. To have the chance to make a difference, no matter how small, to those who fight for our country is extremely satisfying and all of our staff salute you.”
Denise Harris, founder of Afghan Heroes added: “When we launched Afghan Heroes, one of our main objectives was to provide support for families of the fallen and those returning from theatre.
“I know through personal experience how difficult it can be for those who have suffered loss or injury to recover. Give Us Time is a fantastic initiative and will go a long way to help those who have put their lives on the line readjust to a normal civilian life.”