Free Throws for Heroes

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Chrome
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Here's a short film I made in just a few hours, in aid of a 'Help for Heroes' charity event... It's a bit rough, but all in a good cause...

I've not really posted it here for you to review it as my typical film making or anything, but just because the more people that watch it and then link it to their facebook/twitter/social media or whatever for others to watch, the better to raise awarness and possibly get a few more donations for this worthwhile charity. So if you can facebook it, tweet it, bebo it, linked-in it or whatever please do.

Here's the full story...

From November 5th to 6th 2011, four dedicated young men, all passionate basketball fans, shot free throws for a 24-hour period non-stop, in order to raise money for the 'Help for Heroes' charity. Mark Fenton, Adam James, Andy Malpass and Rich Malpass' impressive effort took place at The Milton Keynes Lions Basketball Arena, and was completed prior to a BBL professional match on 6th November between MK Lions and Glasgow Rocks. Their commendable endevour was supported by the MK Lions Basketball Team and the players, who also donned 'Free Throws for Heroes' T-shirts prior to the match and encouraged the four fundraisers as their great effort came to a close.

The making of the short film linked below was donated by Megalith TV, who along with MK Lions and a number of other Milton Keynes based businesses helped to support this event and make it possible.

I feel it is especially poignant and relevant this week, as we approach November 11th and remember those who have fallen in wars this country has been involved in.
Whether you support the wars or object to them, many people have given their lives for what they believe in and in the name of freedom, for the people in these Isles and around the globe.

Here's a link to the HD version of the film on YouTube...

http://youtu.be/i5jl3a1mrMQ?hd=1

Please take time to watch it, and if you wish to give some support, the URL is http://www.justgiving.com/FT4Heroes

As always any comments appreciated.

Many Thanks,

Chrome

branny
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Well done Steve for donating your time and effort for this worthy cause.
I have great sympathy for all servicemen/women and their families and can only admire their courage and the outstanding bravery of those under fire.
I only wish a small % of these gestures could have been made for our troops of the 1st and 2nd World wars. As it was, they were just whisked back into civvy st with barely a pat on the back.
I often wonder when I see the repatriation parades of the bodies of our troops from the current conflicts, if the repatriation parades of all those killed in the 2 WWs would, due to the sheer numbers involved, still be taking place.
Not meant to disrupt your posting, just a sincere reflection of the sorrow of rememberance day that reminds everyone of past conflicts at this time of year

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rogs
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branny wrote:
I only wish a small % of these gestures could have been made for our troops of the 1st and 2nd World wars. As it was, they were just whisked back into civvy st with barely a pat on the back.
I often wonder when I see the repatriation parades of the bodies of our troops from the current conflicts, if the repatriation parades of all those killed in the 2 WWs would, due to the sheer numbers involved, still be taking place.

If the ghosts of British soldiers killed on the first DAY of the Battle of the Somme were to pass the Cenataph, at the rate of one every 5 seconds, they would take more than 24 hours to pass.
That's just the British dead, for only one day of that dreadful conflict!

I don't think we have any concept of the scale of the losses of the the two world wars. Particularly the Great War.

And we still send the young to fight, and die, in foreign climes.....

Those we elect to lead us aren't very bright, are they?

Mind you, if we, as a nation, hadn't stood up for the concepts of freedom, during those dreadful World Wars, I'm not sure those scruffy 'hoorays' currently camped outside St. Paul's would be allowed to protest as they are.....

I wonder how many of them realise (or even care) about that fact?

I'm not sure they'll retain much support, if they disrupt the Remembrance Day commemorations in any way........