NOTE: PLEASE DISREGARD HEADLINES POSTED BY WALES ONLINE, DAILY MAIL, METRO and OXFORD MAIL. Despite requests for them to report correctly after publishing, they state that Ted has barely anything to eat and no money to heat his home. This has 'unsurprisingly' been taken out of context by the papers purely to 'sensationalise' the story. PLEASE watch the video below explaining why this was set up which ultimately was to afford Ted a life without worry, stress, allow him some treats without worrying about the expense, to purchase him an electric scooter, a new bed and so on... Had the situation be where Ted is struggling to survive as the press have reported (despite NEVER having been spoken to) then friends would have stepped in long before as would the Royal Marines themselves.
This GoFundMe had been set up to help a real life hero; 94 years old, D Day Veteran, 41 Commando Ted Owens.
The funds raised are solely for the purpose of improving Ted's quality of life by paying his bills for the year so that his money is his own. Also to purchase him an electric scooter to give him more freedom and mobility PLUS a collapsible scooter that can be used when he's taken out on trips / visits.
We would also like to get his Medal Ribbons repaired and are looking to take him abroad to revisit Normandy and the Netherlands where he served during World War 2.
As the campaign far exceeded our hopes Ted will be wanting to help other Veterans and get them what they need such as electric scooters etc without delay caused by red tape and assessments.
*PODCAST: Hear a little of what Ted experienced during World War 2 in this short interview on our HE SHOOTS, HE DRAWS Podcast: CLICK HERE
Note: All donations will receive the full 'Home Guard' tutorial from my online store (https://www.glyndewis.com ); just leave a message when you donate saying you'd like a copy.
The Top 3 Donations will receive VIP Tickets to one of Mark 'Billy Billingham's Tour Dates (from TV's SAS Who Dares Wins) 'An Audience with Billy'