A derelict street in Newton Heath was transformed this summer into a village for veterans with homes specially adapted for injured servicemen and a support center ran by charity Walking With The Wounded.
One veteran, John Borge, who served with The Queen’s Royal Lancers, was one of the veterans to feature on the special two-part BBC series, DIY SOS. Here you can hear him talk about how moving to Newton Heath in September has changed his life for the better.
John, is one of many veterans who have been rehomed in the new village, and we at Brentwood are proud of our city and its people to have such a unique and caring place on our doorstep.
Merry Christmas everyone.
Full story at the Manchester Evening News