Crowdfunder to fight Inner Battles

FLEMING BAIRD - SPEAN BRIDGE MEMORIAL.

FLEMMING BAIRD , 79  , FROM BROUGHTY FERRY , WHO WAS A ROYAL MARINE COMMANDO DURING THE 2ND WORLD WAR , PICTURED TODAY AT THE COMMANDO MEMORIAL JUST OUTSIDE SPEAN BRIDGE. WHERE MEMBERS OF THE COMMANDO GROUPS WILL BE MEETING ON SUNDAY 14TH NOV , POSSIBLY FOR THE FINAL TIME , TO COMMEMORATE REMEMBERANCE DAY.





PIC PHIL WILKINSON / TSPL STAFF
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FLEMING BAIRD - SPEAN BRIDGE MEMORIAL. FLEMMING BAIRD , 79 , FROM BROUGHTY FERRY , WHO WAS A ROYAL MARINE COMMANDO DURING THE 2ND WORLD WAR , PICTURED TODAY AT THE COMMANDO MEMORIAL JUST OUTSIDE SPEAN BRIDGE. WHERE MEMBERS OF THE COMMANDO GROUPS WILL BE MEETING ON SUNDAY 14TH NOV , POSSIBLY FOR THE FINAL TIME , TO COMMEMORATE REMEMBERANCE DAY. PIC PHIL WILKINSON / TSPL STAFF SCOTSMAN PUBLICATIONS.

A crowdfunder has been launched to support the work done by a Carnoustie-based group aiming to help people with post traumatic stress.

Earlier this month the Gazette highlighted the problems faced by former service personnel affected by post traumatic stress injuries (PTSI) and the work being done by Calum Owens, a former Commando gunner, to help them.

Calum has founded the Inner Battles support group, an organisation he plans to become a charity, with the express intent of using his experience of PTSI, the coping mechanisms he has found useful and other resources, to help others.

Inner Battles was launched by Calum after two close friends, David Davis and Christian Wynand Fourie, committed suicide, the direct result of undiagnosed PTSI.

A crowdfunder with a target of £1000 has been launched, to help with costs.

Calum explained: “Our main goal is helping to subsidise any treatment people might need but can’t afford and to purchase a mini bus to transport people to meetings , social events , sporting events etc as public transport can be an issue with anxiety sufferers. Other funds going towards helping meeting people just to get them out the house and interacting and of course.

“Since the page launched we have already had people contact us and are in the process of helping them so that’s amazing for things to be moving so quickly.”

If you would like to contribute, visit https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/inner-battles, or for more information or to contact Calum find the Inner Battles page on Facebook.

You can read the full back story to Inner Battles on www.guideandgazette.co.uk