FirstLight Trust – grant awarded June 2019
FirstLight Trust has been awarded a grant from The Veterans’ Foundation to help them provide more support for veterans.
Adjusting to life outside of the military is never easy, that’s where FirstLight Trust comes in, itself mostly staffed by veterans, FirstLight Trust offers veterans a haven. They can interact with people who are there to help and fellow veterans who are facing/have faced many of the same battles that they are themselves facing.
From offering practical help like filling in paperwork for housing, jobs and financial support to offering rehabilitation for addictions, FirstLight Trust is there for veterans, whatever the need.
“What I love about FirstLight Trust is that they don’t consider themselves a charity. They’re more a foundation. They create stepping stones and this has been the biggest stepping stone of my life. That has changed my life so much.” Chris, a veteran who has been helped by FirstLight Trust explains how FirstLight Trust has helped him after leaving the forces.
A simple way to support the work FirstLight Trust do is to visit one of their coffee shops. Found in a number of locations around the UK these coffee shops raise money for the charity whilst also giving local communities and veterans a place to gather and chat in comfort.
To support FirstLight Trust and hundreds of other charities who help veterans, sign up to the Veterans’ Lottery today.