Set up to support one of the most decorated Infantry Regiments in the British Army, The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, The Friends, the military charity of PWRR are driven by the desire to do whatever they can to assist solders during and after periods of service and on the 23rd Oct, they hosted an Evening with Heroes. Attended by over 200 people and raising a staggering £50,000 for the charity, guests were joined by highly decorated members of the armed forces, including the only living recipient of the Victoria Cross, Johnson Beharry VC.
People were given a once in a lifetime opportunity to listen to personal stories and gain an insight as to what life is like serving on the front line by way of a Q&A with Johnson Beharry VC, Matt Maer DSO MBE, Brian Wood MC and Jay Baldwin.
Each gave highly moving insights as to their experiences, sharing outstanding acts of bravery and personal sacrifice, however what stood out the most is the unwavering belief that each of these individuals have in the men that they command and serve with. Inspirational talk of leading from the front and displays of courage in extraordinary circumstances were undoubtedly one of the most thought provoking parts of the evening and something that those in attendance will remember for the foreseeable future.