The Ripple Pond
Why does Veterans' Foundation support The Ripple Pond?
The Ripple Pond exists to share support, comfort and motivation for people who have had a loved one seriously wounded whilst serving in the British Armed Forces. The Ripple Pond is a community that seeks to empower every member who needs support in their time of need. Support for family members is mainly carried out during group meetings. Those attending these meetings are encouraged to voice their feelings with no holding back. The Ripple Pond discovered sharing and listening is crucial in helping people move forward during times anguish. They also set members up in Buddy systems and run a private online forum that gives members the support they need.
The charity was founded by Julia Molony and Sue Hawkins who saw a need for local support groups for families of loved ones seriously wounded whilst serving in the British Armed Forces. The Ripple Pond was set up with the knowledge that allowing people to talk about their experience without the fear of judgement is the best way to help them heal and give assistance to others who may be going through the same things.
The support that members of The Ripple Pond provide to each other is invaluable as members of the community readily explain. No matter if a loved one is a serving member of the armed forces or an old veteran, support and encouragement are made available.
How you can support the Veterans' Foundation
The Veterans’ Foundation has provided grants to more than 370 charities and organisations in the past three years. It is dedicated to distributing funding to where it is most effective and to date, £5.5 million has been given to projects that have a positive impact on British veterans, and their dependents, in need.
If you’d like to become of a supporter of the Veterans’ Foundation you can do so by making a donation, by fundraising, by leaving something to Veterans' Foundation in your will or by joining the Veterans’ Lottery. Thank you.