Northants Cricket visited Tedworth House following the recent partnership forged between Northants and Help for Heroes. This is ahead of the T20 match between Northants Disability and Help for Heroes on 19th July.
First team players James Middlebrook and One Day Captain Alex Wakely, physiotherapist Barry Goudriaan and disability head coach Andy Hill made the 98 mile journey down to the site on the 28th February.
Tedworth House is an M.O.D renovated stately home based in the small garrison town of Tidworth in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside. It is one of four Recovery Centres run by Help for Heroes which forms part of the Defence Recovery Capability.
Tedworth House aims to inspire the wounded, injured, sick and returning veterans to lead active, independent and fulfilling lives, which will enable them to reach their full potential and to support them and their families for life. It is a place of opportunities providing education, training, sport and adventure in a relaxed, understanding and caring environment. State of the art facilities and dedicated staff aid the road to recovery in this magnificent facility.
Disability Coach Andy Hill stated “Meeting Major Smith in the morning was an eye opening situation. He detailed exactly what obstacles the residents of Tedworth House face on a daily basis and highlighted that the support the residents receive was not only physical but had to aid them to overcome the mental obstacles also.”
“Each resident who come back wounded from the front line have a combination lock to recovery, our job is to keep helping and supporting them until we crack the code.” Mjr. Peter Smith