Hannah Campbell was a Corporal in the British Army and during her first tour in Iraq in 2007, the building she was guarding at Camp Charlie, Basra, came under mortar attack.
Her injuries were life changing. Buried under rubble, she attempted claw her way to safety before being dug out by fellow soldiers. Her hearing and eyesight were both significantly impaired, an injury to her brain left her semi conscious, and during that fight for survival, she suffered a cardiac arrest.
After being flown back to Britain, the mother of two began her rehabilitation. Following countless operations piecing her shattered body together, she eventually made the decision to have her leg amputated.
Early in 2016, Hannah appeared on Bear Grylls' The Island and during the filming an extreme thunderstorm triggered a PTSD attack that brought back the horrors of Iraq. It was the most public trauma ever seen in a veteran with millions viewing the attack.
Hannah has decided to use her experiences to support the Veterans' Foundation and urge people to play the Veterans' Lottery in the knowledge that it will change lives, and save lives.
I understand how important it is that our veterans aren't forgotten. I know former soldiers who have been isolated and ended up homeless and sleeping in their cars. So many veterans need support and advice to cope with life after service. This support might last a lifetime and by playing the lottery it directly funds a whole range of projects from homelessness, poverty and PTSD through to training for a new career.
THE TRUSTEES & CEO OF THE VETERANS' FOUNDATION
MAJOR GEN DAVID SHAW (CEO)
David Shaw concluded his military career as the major general commanding 2nd Division in 2012 and was appointed CBE in 2012. He has a significant background in change management, leadership and communication and is a director of Unicorn ARC Ltd. He is co-founder and chair of trustees for the award-winning veterans' charity AF&V Launchpad that looks after veterans in Newcastle and Liverpool.
He is founder of the Veterans' Foundation and co-founder of the Veterans' Lottery.
PETER MOUNTFORD (Chair)
Peter Mountford is a successful financier, chairman and director, and active investor.
He is currently the Chair of Heropreneurs, the only UK charity that specialises in helping military veterans create their own businesses. He is a non-executive director of RWS Holdings plc, one of the world’s most successful technical translation companies. In 2013 he helped found Lifeline Technologies Group plc, the UK’s leading provider of e-learning services and technologies to business.
Peter was previously Chairman of Lifeline Energy, an internationally acclaimed humanitarian organisation which enables vulnerable people transform their lives.
Eline is an associate director at wealth management company Tilney Bestinvest and has 10 years' experience managing investments for individuals and charities. Before joining Tilney Bestinvest in 2013, Eline was a member of Barclays' Global Portfolio Construction Team and today she splits her time between the investment needs of private individuals and UK charities. Eline is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments and holds an MBA from Marshall University in West Virginia, USA
Bruce Walker is a chartered surveyor, businessman with international experience and has served in the Queen’s Own Yeomanry (TA) and in the Hong Kong Regiment.
He worked for 30 years in Hong Kong in the property business, and co-founded his current firm, Pamfleet, in 2001. Pamfleet is a private equity fund that invests in Hong Kong and Singapore. It buys buildings to which it can add value then sell on.
Bruce gained an MA (Hons) in Philosophy and is FRICS.