Below are the campaigns Shoulder to Soldier stands behind and need your continous support.
Linda Fisher our Founder has been raising awareness about the effects of random firework on some of our Armed Forces Families for the last 2 years
Linda said "We really need to get this message out there and to raise awareness about the negative impact of random fireworks around those suffering from PTSD. The campaign also gets people talking about PTSD”
What do we want to achieve this year with your support?
We would like to see the addition of the following words to the Fireworks Sellers Code.
Unexpected loud noises can impact negatively on our Armed Forces Families just think about those suffering from PTSD.
We want to raise awareness about PTSD and get people talking.
Actions taken so far;
Media coverage in the Bolton Evening News, Leigh Journal and Wigan Today. Included a Cycle Tour of Rochdale, Wigan and Salford raising awareness.
Appearances on Salford city radio and their support
Tesco’s Leigh displayed our poster
Atherton and Leigh Cricket Club supported the campaign and Leigh Rugby Union Club
Middleton Fireworks distributed the poster with all sales of fireworks.
Awaiting reply from ROSPA.
Reply received from the Ministry of Defence.
GMP Salford and Eccles supported the campaign and have agreed to include this in staff briefings for next year and Operation Treacle.