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Soldier’s amazing £100,000 gift

Posted in Charity by Claire Burgess on August 31, 2011

Wow! I have been away for such a long time but today I read an amazing story I just had to tell you about….

Royal Marine David Hart was killed in July 2010 in a bomb blast in Helmand province while serving in Afghanistan. Before he left he took out an insurance policy just in case the worst happened, unfortunately for him and his family and friends it did. That wasn’t the end of his story.

He had left letters for his 13 best friends and £100,000 of the insurance money to send his friends and their girlfriends to go on the holiday of a lifetime to Las Vegas. What an amazing friend! What an amazing person! It chokes me to think that a person can be so generous when thinking the worse might happen.

He also left £50,000 to the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund which helps injured soldiers and money to his family. His Dad Chris, Sister Sarah and friends are all doing a 170mile bike ride in his memory on the 9th Septermber in aid of the RMCTF. Please donate what you can via their Just Giving page:

Lets hope we can all be at least half as brave and kind as David clearly was. RIP David. The world would be a better place with more people like you.