HOMEGROUND’s current project is raising money for the following charities, The Falklands Veterans Foundation, Coming Home (Haig Trust) and The Welsh Guards Afghanistan Appeal.
The concept of the FVF was initially thought of in June 2002 after the 20th Anniversary Union, which was held in Gosport. In the following months Simon Weston, Jim Davidson and Mike Osman were all approached with the idea of forming a charity and all agreed to become founding Trustees.
It was apparent that after previous pilgrimages to the Falkland Islands, the returning Veterans found this to be very therapeutic, especially for those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It was then that the idea of building a residence in the Falkland Islands, for returning Veterans to stay, was decided upon.
Liberty Lodge is now firmly established in Stanley, the capital of the Falkland Islands at a cost of £350,000. The accommodation is for Veterans of the Falklands War of 1982 and for the families of those killed in action and present day service personnel who are serving in the South Atlantic.
The charity has produced and maintained first class accommodation in the form of Liberty Lodge as a peaceful and tranquil place for Veterans and their families to return to after visiting the battlefields and significant locations, which are poignant to them.
For this facility to remain available for the foreseeable future, the FVF continue to actively raise funds for the running and maintenance costs.
For more information please visit www.falklandsveterans.org.uk
Registered Charity Number: 1094950
Coming Home (Haig Housing Trust)
Coming Home is the charity campaign to raise money to provide specially adapted and appropriate housing for the hundreds of Service personnel in need of rebuilding their lives.
Haig Housing Trust is the strategic housing partner for Help for Heroes.
Specially adapted homes cost £150,000 to £300,000 depending on location and the charity has purchased several throughout the UK. Servicemen can be assisted with legal fees, property finding, adaptations and the charity can buy a property outright for those in real housing need.
A home appropriate and suitable for their needs, provides a platform for badly injured Service men and women from which to rebuild their lives. Please support this worthy cause by making a donation now.
For more information please visit www.coming-home.org.uk
Registered Charity Number: 1125556
The Welsh Guards have now completed two operational tours in Afghanistan, the first being in 2009 and the second in 2012. Both tours resulted in a number of Welsh Guardsmen being killed in action and many more wounded in action, not to mention the concerns of post-traumatic stress disorder the effects of which may not be seen for a number of years. As a result of these tours, we know the years ahead will make great demands on The Regiment.
The Regiment supports the families and dependants of those killed in action, by responding promptly to problems of bereavement and hardship. Also those wounded on operations, especially those who have had to leave the army, by helping them find new employment and be active family and community members. And importantly, it supports the families and dependants of those seriously wounded or injured in prolong situations.
For more information please visit www.welshguardsappeal.com
Registered Charity Number: 1152766
Originally founded in 1921, Poppyscotland is the leading charity supporting ex-Servicemen and women and their families in Scotland. Probably best known for running the Scottish Poppy Appeal, they also work year round to help veterans and their families to receive the care and support they urgently need.
Poppyscotland provide and fund a variety of services for veterans and their families to give advice, support and financial assistance where it is most needed.
Poppyscotland is also at the forefront of research into the needs of the ex-Service community and work closely with the Scottish Government and play a key role in the work of umbrella organisation, Veterans Scotland.
In June 2011, Poppyscotland merged with their sister charity, The Royal British Legion which operates in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to form the largest charity group supporting the Armed Forces community across the whole of the UK.
For more information please visit www.poppyscotland.org.uk
Scottish Charity No: SC014096
Charity Registration No: 219279
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