tattoo fundraiser boosts Help For Heroes
former Burnham-On-Sea soldier is hoping to raise over £1,000
for Help For Heroes by having the charity's logo tattooed onto
David Keatley, pictured, is holding the sponsored tattoo at Burnham's
Inked Images tattoo shop in College Street on Saturday September
25th at 10am.
He told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It makes me feel very sad when
I watch the news or read newspapers seeing that another soldier
has died or been injured whilst serving in Iraq or Afghanistan."
"Having family members currently serving in the armed forces,
I would like nothing more than to raise money to help in providing
support for wounded servicemen and women injured during the course
of their duty."
said: "After much deliberation I have decided to have a sponsored
tattoo of the 'Help for Heroes' logo added to my back."
"The logo comprises of an injured soldier being carried
by two soldiers on a stretcher, with the words 'Help for Heroes'
underneath and the medal to the side."
do have other tattoos already, but this one will be the largest.
It will be 12 inches by four inches."
"Having lost friends at war, I want to help raise money
for them and am unhappy that the government doesn't do more to
He added that Burnham tattoo artist Brendan Neale has kindly
chosen to provide his services free for the event.
The fundraiser is being supported by David's partner, Dawn, and
many of their friends, who are sponsoring him.
Burnham-On-Sea.com readers can sponsor David by visiting his
Just Giving web page here.