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Boris Johnson thanks the Armed Forces and talks of the legacy of London 2012


Lord Coe thanks the Armed Forces for their role at the Olympics

Life Destroying Afflictions helped by Surf Action


An organisation founded to support service personnel suffering from physical and psychological conditions has been shortlisted for a national award and they need your vote!

Surf Action, helps ex-forces, serving military and blue light services to deal with their ongoing physical and mental scars whilst enjoying themselves on the beach. 

They have been selected as one of the finalists for the Big Lottery People’s Millions Awards for 2010.  The winners of the competition, run by the Big Lottery Fund  in conjunction with ITV are awarded grants worth up to £50,000.

Surf Action was set up just over a year ago by Rich Emerson, a former member of the Armed Forces.  Rich suffered from PTSD following service in Iraq.  He found that surfing allowed him to focus his mind in a positive manner and helped him to  manage and live with his disorder.  He started the scheme after seeing a similar project in the United States and they have already helped servicemen and women suffering from both physical and psychological injuries. 

Listen to my interview with Rich Emerson
[Audio http://audioboo.fm/boos/223474-surf-action.mp3%5D

The vote will take place by phone on Thursday 25th November.  The number will be available from the Surf Action website but if you wish to register your support before hand then this can be done at the People’s Millions Website.

“Winning the vote will allow us to make a huge difference to the lives of people who have given all in the sacrifice of their country”

Rich Emerson, Director of Surf Action