Colin Tyler who with Jayne Gernon has started a new recycliong business aimed to raise money for charity. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 5319-12-12SH To order your copy of this photograph visit www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Falklands veteran Colin Tyler is celebrating opening his new shop which sells recycled furniture while donating to charity.
An Exmouth Falklands veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder is celebrating the opening of a venture aimed to help him cope with the past.
Colin Tyler, 52, of Raddenstile Court, suffered in silence for many years after serving in the Royal Navy on HMS Hermes – where he witnessed the horrors of war first hand.
The dad-of-three, who found his condition often prevented him from holding down employment, has now set up a furniture recycling store - T&G Recycling, with his partner Jayne Gernon, 51.
The business venture also aids various charities, because at least 25 per cent of the sale of each item is donated to causes such as the Royal British Legion, mental health charities and Help 4 Heroes.
The shop opens tomorrow, Friday, at Unit 5, Devonshire Court, Heathpark, Honiton.
• For information about T&G Recycling, visit: www.tandgrecycling.co.uk