You can now reserve your space to attend out annual golf event at the spectacular Stoke Park.

We’re so proud to see our Patron, Brian Conley showing off his best moves on this years’ Strictly Come Dancing.

Brian has been a Patron of Hire a Hero since September 2014 and has been a great supporter of the charity attending many of our fundraising events including our bi-annual golf days at the spectacular Stoke Park.

On joining Hire a Hero as a Patron, Brian proudly said:

“Like most I am very supportive of our armed forces community and for some time have been seeking the opportunity to actively do so.”

“I am therefore extremely proud that Gerry Hill [Hire a Hero CEO] has extended the invitation to join the charity as a Patron.”

You can follow Brian’s progress on Strictly Come Dancing via Twitter: @RealBrianConley

Best of luck Brian! From all the Hire a Hero Team

#servethosewhoservedus

On Friday 26th September Hire a Hero made a return to Stoke Park Country Club, Spa and Hotel.

The day marked the charity’s fourth visit to the Buckinghamshire estate and with it saw a total of 52 golfers take to the iconic Harry Colt course.

Alongside players Hire a Hero welcomed for the first time partners of players, who took advantage of the spa facilities available at the five-star resort before guests gathered for dinner.

Before taking to the Stoke Park course, rated as one of the top 100 in the world, players were treated to a master class from trick shot world champion Geoff Swain – offering a veritable mix of coaching, trickery and banter for supporters of the charity.

On the course as ever competition was fierce between 14 teams, competing under stable ford rules to be crowned winners.

Ultimately that title went to the team of Tom Hanson, Steve Hanson, Brian Tovey and Neil Morris – entered into the competition by Hire a Hero ambassador Martin Lewis.

As with previous years the Fountain Room of the mansion hosted dinner for supporters of the charity, three courses from Stoke Park’s three AA-rosette award-winning restaurants enjoyed by all in attendance.

Once again Hire a Hero Gorillas Director of Rugby Bob ‘the dog’ Stewart presided over the auction, which featured some exclusive items all of which were generously donated and bid upon.

Thanks to the generosity of newly appointed Patron of the charity Brian Conley over £1,000 alone was raised for the opportunity to see Cameron Mackintosh’s ‘Barnum’ and meet the star of the show Brian himself.

Hire a Hero would like to thank all of its supporters for making the final golf day and fundraiser of 2014 the most successful yet, all of whom that attended committed to serving those who served us.

Special thanks must also go to the events management and golf pro-shop teams for making the charity and its guests feel so welcome and hosting such a highly enjoyable event for all.

SCREEN & STAGE LEGEND BRIAN CONLEY PLEDGES SUPPORT TO HIRE A HERO

Recognised as one of the UK’s most popular performers on both stage and screen Brian Conley is a household name thanks to over 30 years in showbiz.

Hire a Hero is therefore honoured Brian Conley, regarded as one of the UK’s most versatile performers, is to become a Patron of the military charity.

Hire a Hero supports service leavers through the transition into civilian life. Essential to the charity’s work is the individualised support provided, allowing ex-military personnel to make better-informed choices. Hire a Hero is proud to have its work supported by Brian Conley.

Brian Conley has hit the very heights of the entertainment business, being granted the honour of presenting the last Royal Variety Performance of the 20th Century and hosting his very own ‘An Audience With . . . . ‘, a mark of Conley’s work and esteem within showbiz.

The announcement that Brian Conley is to become a patron of Hire a Hero comes as the entertainer, made famous by starring roles in ‘Jolson’, ‘Hairspray’, ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’, ‘Oliver!’, and of course ‘The Brian Conley Show’ begins a nationwide tour in Cameron Mackintosh’s ‘Barnum’.

“Like most I am very supportive of our armed forces community and for some time have been seeking the opportunity to actively do so,” Brain says proudly.

“I am therefore extremely proud that Gerry Hill [Hire a Hero CEO] has extended the invitation to join the charity as a Patron.”

Brian, described as a “consumate showman” in his latest role of P. T. Barnum, joins the cast of Mackintosh’s newly adapted show following a 25 date tour of his own one man show.

Upon the announcement Hire a Hero Chief Executive Officer Major [Retd.] Gerry Hill MBE QGM + Bar looked forward to having Brian Conley on-board.

“Hire a Hero is delighted to welcome someone as recognisable and respected within the entertainment industry like Brian as Patron.

“I and our small team hope that Brian will bring his own brand of showmanship and showbiz to everything that he does for Hire a Hero.”

Brian’s first work as patron is indeed of showbusiness proportions. The star of ‘Barnum’ is calling on supporters of the charity and attendees at Hire a Hero’s golf day on Friday (26th September) to join him back stage at a performance of your choosing.

To be in with a chance of winning this unique opportunity Brian asks that prizes for auction be offered in exchange – all proceeds going to Hire a Hero.

“It can be anything,” explained Brian. “Maybe someone is happy to offer their services to mow someone’s lawn? Or perhaps you have a holiday home you could donate for a short break, or even a second-hand Aston Martin you’re desperate to get rid of!?

“Anything that somebody can offer to support a worthwhile cause that I am newly Patron of would be fantastic.

Hire a Hero’s golf day will take place at Stoke Park Country Club, Spa and Hotel, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire – Brian’s hometown – on 26th September.

For more information about the work of Hire a Hero, Brian Conley’s appointment as Patron or the charity’s fundraising golf day please contact Thomas Cummings, E: thomas@hireaherouk.org, M: 07846441184.

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