Today This Morning was all about remembering our heroes.
This Sunday marks 100 years of the signing of The Armistice. With Remembrance Day just around the corner (November 11th) Eamon and Ruth had a war hero puppy in the studio and Alison Hammond was out selling poppies.
Here’s what happened on This Morning today!
Our children at rocking horse nursery in Manchester have made a giant poppy field painting using apples to print with, we spoke about Remembrance Day and all the soldiers that fought in the war ♥️ #PoppyAppeal #RemembranceDay2018 #ThisMorning #poppyappeal2018 pic.twitter.com/0d91xKiys6
— kelly barclay (@kel_barclay) November 9, 2018
War Hero Puppy
Eamonn and Ruth had Sean Laidlaw and his dog Barrie on the show. Sean served in Syria as a bomb disposal expert when he came across a puppy in the rubble.
Sean said that it took four days for the puppy to get used to him and after that Barrie became part of the team.
He then had to leave Syria three months later and after six months apart charity War Paws helped him out in getting Barrie to the UK.
Barrie said since leaving the army: “It’s been hard after leaving the forces”. He now runs a fitness company in his hometown of Essex.
Wonderful item on @thismorning about Barry the dog from #Syria reunited with former soldier Shaun & benefits of rescue dog adoption. Thanks @EamonnHolmes for mentioning the important roles dogs played in wartime too. #ThisMorning #RemembranceDay2018 #adopt pic.twitter.com/IE5Gjat9Xn
— Marc Abraham (@marcthevet) November 9, 2018
Hammond Salutes Heroes
Today Alison was out selling poppies in Birmingham.
Donators made a point to say “the freedom that we have today is because of the people that fought in the war”.
Alison said that today reminded her “why we must never forget”.
“The simple act of wearing a poppy ensures that their memory lives on.”
— Elaine Menzies (@laineyekelaine) November 9, 2018
Martin Lewis’s Quick Deals
Money saving expert Martin Lewis had some deals for anyone paying interest on credit cards and for people with credit and store card debt.
He also said there is an opportunity to get a £10 voucher up to £105 at Ikea.
He said: “If you buy a £3 advent calendar at Ikea you’ll get at least £10 to spend in store.”
It’s also a Boots points weekend, so this weekend is the best time to go out a do a big spend there if you were planning to.
For more details on his Martin’s deals for the second week of November please go online.
— Money Saving Expert (@MoneySavingExp) November 9, 2018
Nick and Eva Help Veterans with PTSD
Veterans Matt Morris and Dorian Donelly were on the show today (Friday, November 9th).
In 1999 they joined the army as infantry soldiers.
After returning from service in Iraq they both noticed that things weren’t right with their behaviour, Matt experienced chronic claustrophobia and Dorian couldn’t be anywhere where there were big crowds.
This took its toll on their home and family lives and they said it made them lose self-confidence and their self-belief.
Thankfully, in 2016, both men were able to conquer their fears by getting help from the Speakmans, proving that PTSD can be treated.
— Nan😻😻 (@NGeleyns) November 9, 2018
Rahul Mandal Cooks Live
Rahul warmed the nation’s heart this morning as spoke about winning The Great British Bake Off and said that he taught himself to bake.
He made his first cake two years ago when his parents came to the UK.
The research scientist made ginger cake cupcakes and it was his first time live cooking.
He won the Bake Off and has now completed his first live baking demonstration on This Morning. If you missed these amazing cupcakes being made, make sure to catch up on ITV Hub. Well done Rahul! .#rahul #gbbo #thismorning #eamonholmes #ruthlangsford #baking #cupcakes pic.twitter.com/a87ztd8b06
— Yellow Poppy Media (@Poppy_Talent) November 9, 2018
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