November 19, 2014
Client of the Month - Help for Heroes
We're highlighting their current campaign to ensure our Heroes are supported for life…
Help for Heroes’ vision is very simple; they believe that any Serviceman or woman who suffers life changing injuries or illness in the line of duty deserves the very best support.
Seven years after they started, their determination to ‘do their bit’ remains the same. It is thanks to the generous public and support from fundraising events that they have been able to achieve so much in a short time. A network of Recovery Centres has now been built; located in Catterick, Colchester, Plymouth and Tidworth. The centres are open to both serving and veteran members of the Armed Forces and provide comprehensive support. This may involve educational programmes, work placements, sporting activities or simply respite facilities whenever needed. These activities encourage independence, raise morale and develop camaraderie with others who have shared experiences. Within each Recovery Centre there is a Support Hub where over 60 welfare agencies and charities are on hand to provide joined up and holistic support. Help for Heroes is now concentrating on ensuring that these centres can continue to run successfully into the future.
In May 2013 HRH The Duke of Cambridge, at the Royal opening of the Help for Heroes Recovery Centres, said:
"Those journeys of recovery will be cut short, unforgivably, if we as a nation unfix our attention. We must not let the wounded men and women of our Armed Forces down. This is therefore, I hope, as much a renewed pledge by all of us to go on supporting those who have sacrificed so much, as it is a celebration of an amazing achievement."
Help for Heroes’ aim is to ensure the H4H Recovery Centres are here for all who need them for a lifetime’s support. That’s a big commitment and we are counting on our friends’ on-going help to deliver on this promise.
The true cost of a decade of war has been established by a ground-breaking study conducted by Help for Heroes. The report identified that over 220,000 men and women have served our country in Iraq and Afghanistan and 75,000 are likely to need some form of long-term support. Backed by top academics and based on MoD figures, this investigation lays bare an appalling legacy that will be felt by our nation for decades.
The Battle Continues
To meet this long-term challenge, Help for Heroes has launched a new campaign for 75,000 'Friends' to set up a regular donation today, to ensure our Heroes can receive the support they deserve for tomorrow.
Continued commitment will enable the many military families coping with life-changing injuries and illnesses to gradually rebuild their lives, safe in the knowledge that the country they sacrificed so much for supports them.
Sign Up & Support
By signing up to support, you officially become a ‘Friend of Help for Heroes’, joining a growing network of people across the UK who are determined to ensure our wounded, sick and injured receive the help they deserve, whenever they may need it.
Please pledge your ongoing support today at www.helpforheroes.org.uk/donate
Sign up and support to receive your exclusive Friends pack, which includes a brand new wristband, here: www.helpforheroes.org.uk/donate or text ‘HERO’ to 70111 to regularly donate £3.
Text to Regular Donate costs one text message at your standard network rate to set up. Help for Heroes will receive 100% of your monthly donation of £3. To unsubscribe text STOP to 70111, or call the helpline 01725 514130.