Legion branch helps injured soldiers

Lt Col Mel Pears (fourth from right) receives one of the sheepskin covers from members of the Boroughbridge branch of the Royal British Legion, from left, Janet Taverner, president Coun Geoff Craggs, Angels Collin, Aiden Foster, Arthur Unitt, John Reeves, chairman Ken Richardson. (S)
Lt Col Mel Pears (fourth from right) receives one of the sheepskin covers from members of the Boroughbridge branch of the Royal British Legion, from left, Janet Taverner, president Coun Geoff Craggs, Angels Collin, Aiden Foster, Arthur Unitt, John Reeves, chairman Ken Richardson. (S)
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THE Boroughbridge branch of the Royal British Legion has helped to make life a little easier for injured members of the Armed Forces confined to wheelchairs.

The group has raised money to buy 20 sheepskin wheelchair seat and back covers which have been presented to Lt Col Mel Pears, commanding officer of 15 Brigade, Personnel Recovery Unit in York, by branch president Coun Geoff Craggs, chairman Ken Richardson and other members, in Hall Square in Boroughbridge.

Using natural sheepskin for the covers helps prevent sores because of its compression resistance, its breathability and its ability to retain moisture.