Innes Aucott served with the Staffordshire Regiment (now part of the Mercian Regiment) between 1994 and 1998. Following a series of mental health breakdowns and suicide attempts, he underwent a course with Future for Heroes and began to rebuild his life.
Andy Reid joined the Army in 1997 and toured Northern Ireland, Germany, Kosovo and Iraq. After receiving severe injuries on patrol in Afghanistan, Andy now spends his time supporting organisations that help the Forces community.
Revitalise are a national charity that provide respite holidays for disabled people and their carers. We have awarded them with a grant of just over £60,000 which will go towards enabling 170 disabled Army veterans and their carers to be supported during their respite.
The Scottish Veterans’ Garden City Association (SVGCA), a private Scottish charitable landlord which houses only disabled ex-Service, Police, Fire, and Merchant Marine personnel, has recently been awarded a grant of £20,000 to help refurbish some of their houses.
Lancaster residents can now help a veteran by enjoying a cuppa. Sharpe’s Café was officially opened on 5 March by Lady Jane Grosvenor and Phil Waterhouse, Commodore Royal Navy, Naval Regional Commander Northern England and Isle of Man.