Invictus Games Foundation

Why does the Veterans' Foundation support the Invictus Games Foundation?

The Invictus Games Foundation was established following the success of the Invictus Games 2014. HRH The Duke of Sussex and the organising committee of the London Games always hoped that they would be the beginning of the ‘Invictus’ story and that other cities and countries around the world would take up the challenge. The word ‘Invictus’ means ‘unconquered’. It embodies the fighting spirit of wounded, injured and sick service personnel and personifies what these tenacious men and women can achieve post-injury. The Games harness the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for those who serve their country.

The inaugural Invictus Games created a blueprint for inspiring many more ‘wounded warriors’ on their journey of recovery. For every competitor that took part in 2014, there are many more who would benefit from having the same opportunity.

The Invictus Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women. 

“These Games have shone a spotlight on the ‘unconquerable’ character of servicemen and women, their families and the ‘Invictus’ spirit. These Games have been about seeing guys sprinting for the finish line and then turning round to clap the last man in. They have been about teammates choosing to cross the line together, not wanting to come second, but not wanting the other guys to either. These Games have shown the very best of the human spirit.”

HRH The Duke of Sussex, Patron of the Invictus Games Foundation

 

How you can support the Veterans' Foundation

The Veterans’ Foundation has provided grants to more than 280 charities and organisations in the past three years. It is dedicated to distributing funding to where it is most effective and to date, £9.2 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.