Today Translations was honoured to be invited to join HRH Prince Charles, the Colonel-in-Chief of the Parachute Regiment and members of the four Para battalions for the Afghanistan Trust summer fundraising dinner on Wednesday 10th July 2013.
Today Translations have the greatest of respect for the Afghanistan Trust and those who work so tirelessly to support the cause such as Aga Man, Peter Digby who we reported on ahead of the London Marathon.
Speaking after the event, Jurga Zilinskiene CEO of Today Translations said: “It was an honour to meet so many wonderful serving and former soldiers and I was left feeling inspired by their leadership; moved by the courage and humbled by their stoicism. I am proud to support those who give all to protect us and it marvellous that we should be given an opportunity to do so in such splendid surroundings and in the company of such delightful people.”
The Afghanistan Trust is there to support the many Paratroopers and their families who have fallen or suffered injuries (some extremely severe) following active service in Afghanistan Trust. Many of these men will require support for the rest of their lives and the Trust will be there for them, long after combat operations have ended and memories begin to fade.
Zilinskiene said of the trust’s organisers: “I congratulate Colonel Stuart Tootal, Mr Colin Smith and his team; and all the brave gentlemen of the Parachute Regiment for their hard work and determination to help their brothers in arms and for allowing us to participate in this memorable event.
I would also like to thank Gary Sullivan, chairman of Wilson James, for organising our table at what was a spectacular evening. The amount of time and effort Gary puts into helping the Afghanistan Trust is truly inspiring.”
On the night, Jurga was fortunate enough to win the auction prize trip to Arnhem with the Regiment and take a tour of the notorious battlefields where the allied airborne forces fought with such distinction against horrific odds.