Therapist Brian Roberts from Wirral is currently preparing to fly out for a two-week tour of duty in Sarajevo. From here he will treat war victims from either the charity’s own therapy rooms, or from outreach centres.
He said: “The people I will be working with have had their lives shattered by the conflict.” Many of the victims will have been through horrific experiences, including amputation, rape and torture.
During the two weeks, Mr Roberts expects to provide 70 people with one hour of treatment free of charge. Although Helping Hands will pay half of the overall costs, including travel and accommodation, all volunteers are required to raise the remaining £800.
This month Mr Roberts held a treatment taster day at his salon, charging clients £5 each for a 15 minute taster session of treatments including Indian head massage, Thai seated massage and reflexology. He also took part in the Wirral Coastal Walk last week.
It takes just £12 to treat one war victim for an hour.
If you would like to make a donation, please visit Mr Robert’s charity fundraising page.
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