Hilary Meredith Solicitors has appointed triple amputee army veteran Andy Reid as a community ambassador for the firm.
Reid is an author, businessman, key note speaker and fundraiser for military charities.
In 2009, while serving in the 3rd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment, Reid had only 10 days left in the Middle East when he stood on an improvised explosive device (IED). His injuries were such that he lost both legs, one above the knee and his right arm. He admits there were times when he wished that “the Taliban bomber had been better at his job and finished me off completely”.
He published his award-winning book, Standing Tall, in 2014. The book recalls Reid’s time as a corporal and infantry-section commander with Burma Company, 3rd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. It also tells the story of his life as a triple-amputee skydiver, cyclist, charity fundraiser, husband and father.
Commenting on the firm’s partnership with Reid, Mark Farrell, managing director at Hilary Meredith Solicitors said: “Andy is a truly inspirational man and we are delighted to be working with him to make a positive change in the military community. We have a shared passion to support service personnel, veterans and their families.”
Reid said: “I’m delighted to be working with Hilary Meredith Solicitors. The firm needs no introduction in the military community – their campaigning and support of service personnel and veterans had had a positive impact on hundreds of families throughout the country.”