Influencers try wheelchair basketball with Help for Heroes veterans

Influencers try wheelchair basketball with Help for Heroes veterans

Published at 8:01am 19th January 2020. (Updated at 8:01am 21st January 2020)

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Some Instagram stars have been visiting Tedworth House to find out more about life for injured military personnel.

The group were also invited to the Recovery Centre in Tidworth to help promote a clothing range being launched in support of the charity.

Profits from the items sold at Debenhams stores will go towards the work that Help for Heroes does across the country.

Help for Heroes Tedworth House Wheelchair Basketball January 2020
The influencers and veterans got together for a wheelchair basketball session

WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL ICE BREAKER

The Instagrammers got a chance to meet some of the veterans at Tedworth House by having a go at one of their most popular sports!

Wheelchair basketball gave them all a chance to have a bit of fun together and for the influencers to learn a little about the transition to a disability.

Help for Heroes Tedworth House Wheelchair Basketball January 2020
The influencers were given tips by the veterans on how to play the sport

Afterwards, the group modelled some of the new Help for Heroes clothing together for a social media campaign.

Help for Heroes Tedworth House Debenhams January 2020
The women's range for Help for Heroes includes pocket dresses

Influencer Marie-Louise said: 

"I'm really excited to be here, it's been an incredible experience to learn about the work that's done here, it's extraordinary."

Help for Heroes Tedworth House Debenhams January 2020
The profits from the sale of the clothes at Debenhams will go towards Help for Heroes

Former Fusilier Andy Barlow was part of the photo shoot and said: 

"It's been an amazing day being part of the Debenhams campaign for Help for Heroes. I've enjoyed the wheelchair basketball today, it's been a great opportunity to socialise with others that are likeminded and with injuries."

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