David Beckham sends Paralympic message to troops

David Beckham sends a message to troops in Afghanistan. Credit: www.defenceimagery.mod.uk

David Beckham has sent a video message to British troops in Afghanistan, asking them to show their support for ParalympicsGB by wearing their 'Front Line Start Line' t-shirts.

The British Paralympic Association and the charity Help for Heroes have joined forces to launch 'Front Line to Start Line'. The initiative involves the two organisations working together to support injured and sick servicemen and women - both serving and veteran - make the progression towards representing their country in Paralympic sport or working in the sector.

T-shirts carrying the initiative's logo are being flown out to Camp Bastion for the troops to wear to show their support.

In the video, David Beckham says to the troops: "I hope you're all safe, you have our support from home. We love you all.

"As you can see I am wearing the 'Front Line Start Line' t'shirt. When you receive the t'shirts, wear them with pride. All proceeds will go to the British Paralympic Association.

"We are very proud of you, wear it with pride."