Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Homeless Veteran Gave Tent and More to Another Homeless Veteran

Homeless veteran has tent slashed but Worcester's ex-soldiers make sure he has a roof over his head 
Worcester News UK 
James Connell
February 15, 2016
John described the kindness show to him and the change in his circumstances as a 'great relief' and 'overwhelming.'
A HOMELESS veteran who had his tent slashed by vandals has a roof over his head after Worcester's ex-soldiers rallied behind him.

The veteran, who wanted to be known as "John" rather than by his real name, was gutted after returning in the pouring rain to his slashed tent in woods near Worcester Racecourse.

Two slits were cut into the two-man tent on Saturday, February 6 and, as a result, the tent was no longer able to keep out the water.

The 60-year-old, a former corporal in Royal Corps of Signals, by now drenched and cold, came to the Postal Order in Foregate Street, Worcester to try and get dry and find a replacement tent.

The next day Mr Carney, aged 44, of Merriman's Hill, Worcester, a reserve veteran with the Royal Engineers, gave John his own tent. 


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