Over £2 million given to veterans in need

Veteran Giving BBC interview

Veterans’ Foundation has now given £2million to 140 military charities. 

There is a great need in the United Kingdom for supporting veterans with transitioning to life outside of the Armed Forces. Unfortunately, some of the brave men and women have even been injured during their service and need specialist help recovering from their injuries. It is in their time of need that the great military charities of this country prove their worth. 

How does the Veterans’ Foundation help veterans?

Veterans’ Foundation founder, Major General David Shaw: “The Veterans' Foundation has been set up to help fund charities that are helping serving and former members of the Armed Forces, and their dependents, who are in need.”  

“The Veterans' Foundation raises its money through the Veterans’ Lottery and donations. To date, it has given £2 million out in grants to 140 organisations, many of them smaller but very worthwhile charities, which are helping members of the Armed Forces community. The charities and other organisations we have helped include those tackling the challenges of mental and physical injuries, homelessness, unemployment, children’s loss of parents while serving and remembrance.”

“We are grateful for the public’s support of the Veterans’ Foundation and its Veterans’ Lottery, and we encourage you to spread the word.”  

Without the support of the incredible men and women who play the Veterans’ Lottery, donate or leave something in their wills for Veterans Foundation we know that there would be veterans suffering more than there are. 

Where does the Veterans’ Lottery money go?

Veterans’ Foundation has now given grants to 140 military charities, we are tremendously proud to be able to support these amazing charities. A few of our recent grant recipients include:

  • Fisher House is a home from home facility for families of serving forces personnel and veterans who are receiving treatment at the nearby Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. Often, those getting treatment have been injured in combat, this is one of the hardest situations a family can ever find themselves going through. Fisher House provides vital help for families who most need it. Veterans Foundation supports this charity to ensure their great work can continue.
  • The Army Widows' Association provides support and friendship for the families of Armed Forces Personnel who have suffered the death of their partner. One woman who has been helped by the Association explained: “Being a widow can be the loneliest place in the world, but it doesn't have to be.” Veterans' Foundation provided The Army Widows' Association with a grant that will help build a community for the families of heroes who gave their all for Queen and country. 

  • Building Heroes carries out vital work - ensuring that veterans can find employment once they leave the forces. The charity focuses on training veterans to find work in the UK construction industry where there is a manpower shortage of 230,000. This year they expect to put 250 ex-services personnel to pass through their training courses. The grant provided by Veterans' Foundation supports the fantastic work Building Heroes does amongst the veteran community.

Thank you for your support, without your help playing the lottery, leaving a little in your will or donating to Veterans’ Foundation more veterans would be suffering. There are thousands more who need help, share this to spread our message far and wide. 

 

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