A BUSINESS woman whose nephew was injured in combat has got her firm to sponsor a Help For Heroes black tie event at Ewood Park.

Kath Grimshaw, a partner at Darwen-based Caprica Healthcare, has seen first hand how the charity support wounded military personnel.

Her nephew, Jordan Wignall, 30, from Blackburn, was badly injured in Afghanistan when the vehicle he was travelling in drove over an improvised explosive device.

She said: “Jordan is about to be medically discharged from the army, a job he loves, and given the opportunity would still be carrying out.

“Without the support of an organisation like Help For Heroes, many injured soldiers would have no support whatsoever once they return to the UK.

“We saw how much they do for people who do not have a support network to come back to and felt compelled to do what we could to help out. Any support from people would be so gratefully appreciated, and full attendance at the event would certainly ensure the evening goes with a swing.”

The event will include champagne reception, three-course meal, musical entertainment, a raffle, and a magician.

It is in the Pennants Lounge, Blackburn Rovers, Ewood Park, on Saturday, March 2.

Tickets are £35, to book, email info@caprica healthcare.com.