Fay Jones MP visited Llandrindod Wells' Tesco store last weekend to join Help for Heroes supporters in a fundraising event.

The Brecon and Radnorshire MP joined charity supporters on Saturday during their nationwide fundraising weekend.

The Waterloo Road store was one of more than 280 Tesco outlets across the country that welcomed the Armed Forces charity over the weekend as part of a national agreement.

Ms Jones said: “Ahead of Armed Forces Day, it was really good to join members of Gwent & Powys ACF at Llandrindod Wells Tesco to raise some money for Help For Heroes. The generosity from the public was amazing - so uplifting to see people digging deep to support veterans. Great to see the local police coming along to show their support too.

"A huge thank you to Richard, Tesco’s community champion, for dedicating so much of his time to raising money for local charities. And an especial thank you to our mascot, who was more than a bit warm in his uniform!"

Fay Jones - Help for Heroes
Ms Jones taking a selfie with the Hero Bear mascot (.)

Help for Heroes’ Supporter Experience Manager, Trevor Fudger, said: “It was great for our fundraisers to see that their local MP backs our efforts to raise sufficient funds to allow us to continue supporting veterans and their families.

“The MOD has estimated there are around 2,000,000 veterans in this country and many of them are struggling to live well after service. We help them, and their families, to recover and get on with their lives. We have already supported more than 27,000 people and won’t stop until every veteran gets the support they deserve.”

When a conflict ends, for some the battles don’t stop - they just stop making headlines. Veterans and their families are struggling with painful injuries, mental trauma, isolation, and more.

This is the Veterans War. A war forgotten by many but not by Help for Heroes. Help for Heroes is at their side and giving life-changing support for as long as it takes.

The charity supports veterans from any branch of the UK military - regulars or reserves - irrespective of length or place of service, and locally embedded civilians (and their families) who worked alongside our Armed Forces.

To get support, visit helpforheroes.org.uk