On Victory over Japan Day (15 August) the SSAFA announced a partnership with best-selling book, Benedict’s Brother, which is carrying on the legacy of the late author Tricia Walker.
The book, which is set to become a major motion picture, tells the story of a young woman, Benedict, whose late uncle leaves a request for her to scatter his ashes from the River Kwai in Thailand.
Without previously knowing of his past, she goes on to discover that he was a former Japanese prisoner-of-war in World War Two, forced to work on the railway.
Sales of Benedict’s Brother aim to support SSAFA’s work with the Armed Forces community, increase knowledge about this chapter of Britain’s military history in schools and to lift the order of silence on all soldiers involved in the conflict in Japan: all whilst keeping the memory of Tricia alive.
For every copy of the book sold, a donation of £3 will be made to SSAFA. An overall target of £42,000 has been set to help SSAFA support the military community.
For more information or to purchase the book visit the Benedict’s Appeal website.