Adapted log cabin planned for war heroes

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A specially-adapted log cabin is being planned for Armed Forces personnel who lost limbs in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The structure, a project of the Heroes Haven charity, is to be erected on Herston Caravan and Camp Site in order to allow wounded Services staff to enjoy the Swanage Carnival, the Dorset Echo reported.

According to the newspaper, the project was conceived after the carnival committee received a letter from a mother whose son had lost both legs and one arm in Afghanistan.

"Helen Otter wrote that when her son Jack regained consciousness in Selly Oak hospital after being airlifted home, one of the first things he said was 'guess there is no trip to Swanage Carnival this year'," it said.

The idea for the log cabin therefore took hold, with about £40,000 already having been raised towards a planned total of £75,000.

Due to be open by the summer, the log cabin will be built to accommodate the most severely disabled and will incorporate a lounge, dining room and a fully equipped, disabled-friendly kitchen.

Posted by Martin Corby   - 10 January 2011
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