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DIY for hero,s

i dont know how many here watched this , But i think its about time MP,s get a grip and give some money to projects like this !  instead of pandering to the Do gooders  who want to give it  to migrants !!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06kw740/diy-sos-series-26-8-homes-for-veterans-part-2
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Re: DIY for hero,s

Realistically there is a limit to the generosity of companies and the public towards projects such as this.
It did cross my mind while watching it that the government should be spurred into taking over and expanding such a worthwhile project.
However, money is tight and so many causes are lobbying for funding that something has to give way.
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Trouble is, that if the gov do get involved then costs will surely rise and time scales will lengthen.
And, possibly another QUANGO will be formed and drain even more cash!
I salute the efforts of those involved in this programme and last night's episode certainly brought a tear to my eyes!  Cry
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DIY SOS has shown the power of the people, and how we the people can stick the Vs up at the government and just get on and help our fellow human beings, that's socialism...
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Re: DIY for hero,s

I pray that with the Royals getting involved they may do a bit of Pushing in the right direction  Wink
Ned Ludd me too i was emotionally upset when the veteran who lost his legs and arm , spoke to the builders it came right from his heart   
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Re: DIY for hero,s

I also watched this. And will admit to being close to tears along with the black (hero) guy sobbing on Nick Knowles shoulder.
Like him or not as a game show presenter, Knowles excels in these shows.
The government should be kept as far away as possible from the running of these projects, for the same reasons they should not be involved with organisations such as RNLI and Air Ambulance.
I think the idea should be turned into a registered charity. Or incorporated into the "Help for Hero's" charity if only to cover material costs.
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Re: DIY for hero,s

Fully agree with the comments made by others on this topic.
It's clear there are many genuine people about who are willing to get involved in projects like this and the government should be encouraged to provide financial support but keep politics out of it. ie; No photographs of MP's with volunteers who do the work.