We live in a world where our Government and politicians say one thing yet do another, (if they do anything at all). Nowhere is this more evident than in the hypocritical lack of support we give to our servicemen and women. Politicians send our young people off to be killed and injured at the drop of a hat and often on questionable grounds but are conspicuous by their absence when these same people and their families need their support. Pat Long is the mother of one such serviceman and deserves total and unequivocal support from the system, so far she hasn’t got it.
Pats son Corporal Paul Long, from South Shields was murdered in Iraq with his 5 colleagues, Sergeant Simon Hamilton-Jewell, from Chessington, Surrey; Corporal Russell Aston, from Swadlincote, Derbyshire; Corporal Simon Miller from Washington, Tyne and Wear; Lance Corporal Benjamin Hyde from Northallerton, North Yorkshire and Lance Corporal Thomas Keys, from Bala, North Wales. Not only has the system provided little assistance to the parents of the young men murdered it has actually got in the way of delivering justice for them and their families.
Charities cannot help Pat in her legal battle with The Government (because they are precluded from involvement in anything considered to be political) so Pat needs your help and she needs it now. As our injured servicemen have been forced to rely on organisations like the incredible Help For Heroes, so they also deserve justice for themselves, their colleagues and their families, and only you can help. Pat needs to demonstrate that there is wide support and public interest in the case, a large number of donations, no matter how small each is individually, is the support she needs. Support for Pat is support for all of the families involved in this terrible tragedy.
Please read the summary of the case here and if you believe that our Servicemen and families deserve better support and justice (and you are able to), make a donation and help get Justice For Heroes using the bank account details.
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Karl E Watkin MBE