Hi all My name is Richard and this fund raiser is for my friend, Jono aka Jonathon Smith, he is ex British armed forces and suffers with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) a condition which effects his everyday life, He has panic attacks on some occasions he also suffers from acute Depression which has stopped him from being able to work. something he finds hard to deal with. Jono served 5 years in the Royal Logistic Corps for the British Army, he has done 3 tours in Afghanistan where he had to drive supplies around Afghanistan and also transport troops to different locations. He had a close call in 2008 in Helmand province as his truck was struck by an IED luckily nobody was killed but 3 of his friends were badly injured that had a big effect on him. he will not talk about the majority of what he has seen, as he believes it should be kept in the past. He had to move back into his dad and mums after leaving the army as he lost his army accommodation. I have known Jono for over 22 years, we met at school, and we have been best of friends ever since. Jono Needs this trip to help him find himself he has told me himself he needs a break and wants to travel the world, but is held back due to not having the money to do that! he said he will try and save the money, but that would take him a while, I know the goal amount is ambitious but I feel with that amount he would have a most deserved big trip away, where I feel he will truly come back a new changed man ready to get back into work, and he has told me he wants to join the Police a job which I did for 6 years, but went to working in Job centre. Anyway please share and donate any donations made are greatly appreciated thank you.