Hire your own hero to raise money for forces charity

Natalie Treveil with ex-soldier Alan Robinson
Natalie Treveil with ex-soldier Alan Robinson

THEY say women like a man in uniform.

Well now the ladies are getting the chance to have their very own serviceman at their beck and call thanks to a ‘Hire a Hero’ event taking place this weekend.

Natalie Treveil from the Rift House area of Hartlepool, is organising the event, which will see past and present services staff being auctioned off to raise money for forces charity Help for Heroes.

Women will be able to bid for their favourite and the highest bidder will be able to spend the duration of the event with their “prize”, and, in reason, the men will carry out their orders.

The 23-year-old has relatives who have served in the forces, including twin uncles Mark and David Judson, 33.

Mark who lives in Hartlepool has left the Navy, but David is still serving and lives with his wife Lisa in Lincoln.

Natalie, who also has friends in the forces, has just finished a psychology degree at the University of Teesside, and aspires to join the Navy as a nurse.

Natalie, who works at the Travellers Rest pub, said: “A few servicemen who are either serving or who have served in the forces will be auctioning themselves off, everyone is welcome.

“Most of my family have been in the Navy and I want to join.

“After hearing about the horrific murder of Lee Rigby, and the whole country coming together to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds, I wanted to contribute in some of way to help show our appreciation to all who risk their lives and have their lives taken or changed forever due to injury every day.”

Alan Robinson, who served in the Army, but now runs his own personal training business alongside the new fitness craze The Six Weeks Challenge, is helping Natalie to organise the event, alongside Natalie’s personal trainer Ste Cotson.

The night will also include a DJ and an auction of a signed Brazil football shirt.

The event takes place this Saturday at The Schooner pub, in Warrior Drive, from 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £5 and are available from the pub, which is providing the venue and catering for free.