21st May 2013
Hastings Direct's community programme — A Helping Hand — has donated £100 to support the efforts of veteran Jason Whybrow's Everest Trek in aid of Help for Heroes.
Hastings Direct's A Helping Hand makes financial, professional and physical support available to the local community. Each month Hastings is able to offer either professional support from its 1,500+ staff, or physical support with team building days. In addition, Hastings has made a small monthly grant available to support local funding.
Jason Whybrow was injured by an IED when serving in Afghanistan. As he rehabilitates, Jason has set himself the challenge of trekking along the base camps of Everest — a task he has just successfully completed.
Jay Wootten, community liaison, Hastings Direct: "We are in awe of the courage Jason has shown in taking on this charity trek for such a worthwhile good cause. Jason is an inspiration to all our staff and we are proud to support him.
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