A £20,000 award from the Veterans’ Foundation will help wounded, injured and sick veterans access a charity that uses drama activities to support their recovery.
Thanks to the funding, Stand Easy Productions can now employ a Development Manager who will take care of the day-to-day running of the charity as well as responding to their veterans’ needs and finding new ways to support them.
"Stand Easy has grown over seven years, from a very small charity, managed on a voluntary basis, to one where we now require a salaried Development Manager to cope with all that we offer our Veterans and their families,” said Alan Cameron, founder of Stand Easy Productions.
Stand Easy gives veterans a real purpose alongside the opportunity to serve the community through workshops in Dundee, a four-week performance project in June each year and weekend projects involving whole families.
The charity supports ex-Forces personnel with service-related issues from mental health struggles to sight impairment; they also work with veterans who suffer from isolation and have withdrawn from usual social contact.
"Can we say a big thank you to the Veterans’ Foundation and to all of you who play the Veterans’ Lottery. Your grant is hugely important to us, as our Development Manager that you are funding is the key person in all the work that we do to support our veterans,” added Alan.
“We would also like to thank the Veterans’ Foundation for taking a personal interest in what we do and what we achieve, this makes the relationship very real and we feel valued as a charity.”