Our Charity Framework
Chris Stubbings BEM Founder of HOWRM & SA joined the Corps in June 1959 as a Bugler/Drummer at 15 years of age. He transferred to Commando service at 18 years of age and served in Borneo, Northern Ireland, Falklands and UN tour Cyprus.
Chris was awarded the British Empire Medal for bomb, mine and booby trap disposal during and immediately after the Falklands War and retired from the Corps in April 1986. He joined the Lions Club International and got heavily involved in charity work in the UK, Germany, Republic of Yemen, Bulgaria, USA and Russia. He served for 12 years with the Foreign Office before setting up a gardening and landscaping business. Chris Founded Help Our Wounded as a fundraising organisation on the 3rd March 2010 and then as a charity in its own right in February 2013.
Barry Jones is a director and trustee of Help our Wounded Royal Marines and Supporting Arms who joined the Royal Marines as a Junior and after being medically discharged through injury, he settled into a new career in the Gas industry, were he advanced to become a Contracts Manager.
Barry still works in the training sector of the utilities industry and now lives on the Wirral, Merseyside with his partner, Marge. They have 3 children, 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He runs a dedicated team of supporters in the Midlands and out to the far reaches of England as well as into the borders of Scotland
David Lilburn MBE is chairman and trustee of the charity and as been with the charity from the start. David was awarded his MBE for services to charity, something he’s been doing since 1988. He served for 25 years in the Royal Marines and has a passion for helping our wounded and homeless. David now works in Brighton as a training Consultant for a software company.
David runs a dedicated team of supporters from the South East that run two main events; the London to Brighton Sleigh Pull and the Brighton to Havant 50/50 Yomp. David lives in Brighton with his partner, Roz Kitchen and has two sons and a granddaughter. David also helps look after the homeless servicemen in and around the South East.
Chris Falcke was born as a child of the sixties who completely missed out on all of the free love and drugs as (a) he was too young and (b) his father, being an officer in the Army, was having none of it. Instead he grew up as an Army brat, trading around the world to whatever far flung place the Army chose. This proved to be a great background for joining the Royal Marines (who he had never even heard of until he got to the recruiting office and told them he wanted to be a Commando!).
There followed a brief but thoroughly enjoyable five years (not long enough in hindsight) as a Royal Marine Commando – mostly as a signaller with 42Cdo.
On leaving the Corps in the mid-80s Chris found himself in the wilderness that is Civvy Street. It took until the 25th Anniversary of the Falklands Islands for him to “re- join” the family. Now he finds himself a father of two young kids, a husband to a lovely wife and CEO of Help Our Wounded Royal Marines and Supporting Armswhere he does what he can to help others less fortunate and those who find themselves in dark places.
Julie Hutton is an Administrator and Secretary for the Charity who has been involved with the charity for 4 years and assisted Barry in running the Northern Branch of the Charity
Julie has many friends that have served, and currently serve in the Royal Marines and has organised and participated in many of the Charity fundraising events. she now resides in Dubai and has kept busy organising events there as well.
Jean MacPherson is a trustee of HOWRM&SA and has been involved with the charity for three years and has been a trustee for the past 18 months. She lives on the west coast of Scotland with her husband, three children and granddaughter. She became involved with Help Our Wounded to help families of fallen Royal Marines due to her experience of losing her brother in law during the Falklands conflict.
Our Patron Chris Terrill
Chris Terrill is Patron of HOWRM&SA and has an excellent long-running relationship with the Royal Marines, having completed his full Royal Marines Commando recruit training and earning his coveted Green Beret in 2007. Chris Terrill is the only civilian to actually earn his Green Beret on completing his Royal Marine training at the age of 55. What makes this feat more remarkable is the fact that he filmed most of the process himself for The 55 Year Old Commando. He then filmed Commando – On The Front Line, where he followed his “oppos” or fellow recruits on deployment in AfghanistanChris Terrill has an excellent long-running relationship with the Royal Marines, having completed his full Royal Marines Commando recruit training and earning his coveted Green Beret in 2007. Chris Terrill is the only civilian to actually earn his Green Beret on completing his Royal Marine training at the age of 55. What makes this feat more remarkable is the fact that he filmed most of the process himself for The 55 Year Old Commando. He then filmed Commando – On The Front Line, where he followed his “oppos” or fellow recruits on deployment in Afghanistan
Thus began Chris’s love affair with the Corps, since then he has joined serving Royal Marines to film Go Commando and War Torn Warriors as well as working alongside Commandos on the front line in Afghanistan to film Royal Marines: Mission Afghanistan and Commando: On The Front Line Update. Chris is also very well known outside the Royal Marines, having started his filming career in 1989 and has completed numerous anthropological studies which have earned him several awards and nominations.
In between Chris’ busy film work schedule he has agreed to become our Charity’s patron and will be seen out and about helping us raise much-needed funds for injured Royal Marines and Supporting Arms from all conflicts. Chris has already participated in one of our events and we look forwards to seeing him attend many
more in the years to come as Help Our Wounded Royal Marines and Supporting Arms continues to grow.