War veteran Ron Darke literally is backing the Help for Heroes campaign by having the charity’s logo tattooed — across his SHOULDERS.
Retired soldier Ron, 65, had the distinctive 10-inch-long tattoo etched on his shoulder blades to raise cash for injured troops.
Grandfather-of-five Ron served with 1st Battalion the Devonshire and Dorset Regiment for 22 years seeing action in Libya, Germany and Northern Ireland.
He said: ”I haven’t had a tattoo done since 1959, but I wanted to get it done to raise awareness of the charity.
”The work they carry out to help casualties of war is vital and having served in the Army I appreciate what they do for soldiers.
”Everybody I’ve spoken to has said it’s a tremendous thing for people to do, because it isn’t something you see often from people of my age and a lot of people are keen to give money.
”It’s a unique tattoo as well, so I’m very proud of it.”
Ron, from Cheltenham, Glos., raised £220 for the charity which has helped thousands of servicemen who have been injured in Afghanistan and Iraq.
His wife Georgina, 66, said: ”It’s a brilliant thing Ron has done and it’s absolutely fantastic that he has managed to raise the money as well.”