Help for Heroes is providing a grant of £246,000 to Stoll, the leading provider of supported housing to Veterans, to enable more wounded, injured and sick veterans living in London to rebuild their lives and empower them to make a positive impact in society. The three-year partnership will enable two Stoll members of staff to act as the operational arm of Help for Heroes and provide outreach services to wounded, injured and sick veterans.
Blind Veterans UK held its annual Founder’s Day Awards this week with blind veterans honoured for a variety of special achievements. One of the winners was 93-year-old Eddie who was recognised for his outstanding work as an ambassador for Blind Veterans UK over the last year. He was nominated for the award by one of the charity’s community support workers Lorraine for his “unlimited enthusiasm and willingness to help Blind Veterans UK encourage others to receive support from the charity.”
ABF The Soldiers’ Charity has awarded Durham based charity, Finchale, which supports veterans and their families from the North East, a grant of more than £100,000. Their grant will provide support to 70 ex-forces personnel from across the region.
A globe-trotting fundraiser has completed her biggest challenge yet by tackling the infamous Mount Everest.
The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) fundraiser, Irene Robinson, began her ascent to Mount Everest base camp on the 1st February.
Whilst trekking, Ms Robinson faced temperatures of -14 degrees, contending with the high altitude on Everest.
Dorset based Irene was completing the challenge to raise money for the RNRMC – the national Charity of the Royal Navy.