Herefordshire woman strikes a pose for Royal Marine's Wives and Girlfriends calendar

6:00pm Saturday 22nd December 2012

THE partner of an injured Hereford soldier has posed for the cameras for charity.

Angharad Parry is “Miss July” in the Royal Marine wives and girlfriends fundraising calendar for 2013.

The 22-year-old’s partner Luke Darlington suffered a brain injury after being hit by shrapnel from an improvised device blast in Afghanistan in August.

The Royal Marine, 23, is currently undergoing rehabilitation work with the Hasley Company in Plymouth.

“He has a device at the back of his knee that shocks his foot, which makes a massive difference as he struggles to walk,” said Angharad, who is originally from Madley but now lives with Luke in Wye Street, Hereford.

“He is also going on a sailing trip to Rio de Janeiro, which is funded by the Jubilee Sailing Trust.

“They take both able and disabled people on trips and it really builds their confidence.”

Angharad said the calendar last year raised just over £4,000 for the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund.

“We’ve also set up a Royal Marine WAGs calendar support network group on Facebook,” she added.

“It is designed to support women who may find themselves without anyone who understands what they’re going through.”

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