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Forces Reunited donates £6,000 to Veterans’ Foundation

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Forces Reunited donates £6,000 to Veterans' Foundation

On 29th January 2017 Forces Reunited formally donated the sum of £6,000 to the charitable organisation Veterans’ Foundation. The funds will be divided into three separate donations to the following charities

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Scotty’s Little Soldiers - Scotty’s Little Soldiers is a charity dedicated to supporting children & young people who have lost a parent whilst serving in the British Armed Forces. ‘Scotty's Little Soldiers Introduction Video’ or read more about Scotty's Little Soldiers HERE

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Forward Assist - Forward Assist Veteran Support Charity provides advice, information and guidance, ‘life changing’ projects and opportunities to former servicemen and women who are experiencing difficulties in adjusting to a new life as a civilian. ‘Forward Assist Introduction Video’ or read more about Forward Assist HERE

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Brave-Hound - BRAVEHOUND™ is looking to provide companion dogs to veterans and then provide support for both the dog and veteran over the dogs’ life. We know that owning a dog can provide companionship, promote taking exercise and a good routine, and we aim match suitable veterans with companion dogs in order to support the transition into civilian life. Where possible and suitable we will look to re-home dogs from an animal welfare charity. ‘Brave-Hound Introduction Video’ or read more about Brave-Hound HERE

Major General David Shaw CBE MDA, CEO of the Veterans’ Foundation commented:

“The Veterans’ Foundation is very grateful for this donation from Forces Reunited, all of which we have passed on to three charities who have applied for funds. The Veterans’ Foundation aims to help our armed forces’ veterans who are in need, raising funds through the Veterans’ Lottery and donations. Veterans deserve the country’s support, having put themselves in harm’s way on our behalf, and that support should reach them at whatever stage of life they and their dependents are” “The charities that the Forces Reunited donation has been allocated by Veterans’ Foundation will help make life better for children of veterans who have been orphaned from one or both parents, homeless veterans, including some who suffer mental illness, and a charity that provides veterans with companion dogs and help in training their own dogs. These are small charities’ who are delivering very tangible and vital support to veterans so the Veterans’ Foundation gives a huge thank you to Forces Reunited and hopes everyone will do what they can to support us”

Forces Reunited's CEO Dominic Hayhoe said

"We're always proud to help worthwhile charitable organisations, and with this donation, the Veterans' Foundation will be able to continue providing much-needed funds to a range of charities that help veterans lead a better life"

The objectives of the Veterans’ Foundation are to assist people who are serving, or who have served in the British armed forces and their dependents by advancing any lawful charitable purpose at the discretion of the trustees and in particular, but not exclusively, to make grants to other charities who assist serving and former members of the armed forces and their dependents who are in need.

Their ambassador is Hannah Campbell, a Corporal in the British Army and mother of two, whose first tour in Iraq during 2007 left her severely injured when the building she was guarding came under attack. Her hearing and eyesight were impaired, an injury to her brain left her semi-conscious and she had to fight for her life. Following countless operations Hannah decided to have her leg amputated. You may recognise Hannah from the programme ‘The Island’. Now she is committed to helping other veterans lead a better life.

Find out more about Veterans’ Foundation at: https://www.veteransfoundation.org.uk/

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