Andy Reid with BAS on Disability Awareness Day!!!

In 2009, whilst on patrol with 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment in Afghanistan, Andy stood on a pressure plate IED. As a result of the explosion, he lost his right leg below the knee, left leg above the knee, and right arm.

After being flown back to the UK, Andy astounded people with his recovery by only spending only 2 weeks in hospital.

In turn, Andy has become a passionate ambassador for the The Soldiers Charity, helping us to raise much needed funds and awareness. He’s done two tandem skydives, taken part in the St Helen’s 10K Run, abseiled down the Big One in Blackpool and has done countless other activities. Andy has now been medically discharged from the Army and in late 2012 became a father to little William. His autobiography ‘Standing Tall: The Inspirational Story of a True British Hero’ was published earlier this year and stormed to the top of the book charts.

For more information on Andy Reid please visit his website at :

Come along to Walton Gardens in Warrington and support this amazing event – Disability Awareness Day