RAF hero Stuart Robinson has helped launch the RAF Benevolent Fund's national fundraiser, the Great British Sunday Lunch.
The former RAF Gunner suffered life-changing injuries in 2013 when his vehicle hit an IED in Afghanistan, resulting in the loss of both his legs. He was joined this month at his home in Morecambe, Lancs, by the Midland Hotel's head chef, Michael Wilson who helped him sharpen up his culinary skills and prepare a mouth-watering dish.
They called upon people up and down the country to support the Great British Sunday Lunch event on Sunday 2 April by creating their own tasty dishes and hosting friends and family to raise money for the RAF's leading welfare charity.
Endorsed by Dame Barbara Windsor, Amanda Redman, Sir David Jason, Sue Holderness and Carol Vorderman, the Great British Sunday Lunch is also supported by top chefs including the Hairy Bikers, Michel Roux Jnr, Tom Kitchin and Ken Hom, who have provided meal ideas for the event.
Stuart Robinson, a gold medal winner at the Invictus Games and a member of Team GB Olympic wheelchair rugby squad, said:
"Sunday lunch is a great British tradition that families can enjoy together, so why not sit down on Sunday 2 April and host a meal in aid of the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.
"I have been fortunate enough to have been supported by the Fund since sustaining my injuries in 2013 and their help has enabled me to live a normal life as a husband and a father.
"Having seen first-hand what a difference they make to both our veterans and those serving today, I encourage people across the country to get involved and give something back."
Michael Wilson, Head Chef at the iconic art-deco Midland Hotel in Morecambe, said:
"It’s been an honour, privilege and inspiration to have met Stuart and prepare a meal together at his family home for this worthy campaign."