Veteran Alex Stringer unveils new bench at Help for Heroes' Chavasse VC House

Veteran Alex Stringer unveils new bench at Help for Heroes' Chavasse VC House

Veteran Alex Stringer unveils new bench at Help for Heroes' Chavasse VC House

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A young veteran who suffered horrific injuries in a bomb blast has described his children as his inspiration for designing a picnic bench for Help for Heroes.

Alex Stringer, 23, who lost three limbs when he stepped on a hidden bomb while on patrol in Afghanistan in 2011, unveiled his design at Chavasse VC House in Berechurch Road, Colchester, on Tuesday.

The dad-of-three, of Thorney Bay Road, Canvey Island, visits the recovery centre about once a week and proudly unveiled the new bench, which will allow him to sit around the table and have lunch with his children.

See tomorrow's paper for the full story. 

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