Veterans' Foundation Backs PTSD Resolution
The Veterans Foundation is supporting PTSD Resolution with a grant of £19,500 to fund the charity's work in resolving the mental trauma of armed forces' veterans, reservists and their families. With nearly 3,000 referrals to date, the therapy service is free of charge, through a network of 200 therapists nationwide and also delivered online and by phone.
The Veterans Foundation provides a nationwide source of funding for British Armed Forces charities to help them carry out life-changing projects for veterans in need and their dependents.
Founded by Major General David Shaw, CBE and set up in July 2016, the organisation has raised over £3.2 million with some 220 charities so far benefiting through awarded grants.
The Veterans' Foundation acquires its funds through its popular national Veterans' Lottery. It provides a long-term, sustainable source of funding and gives players the chance to win up to £25,000 in each monthly draw.
This, along with donations, has enabled the Veterans' Foundation to help fund a range of life-changing projects. These tackle issues such as physical injury, mental health, homelessness and poverty.
"The Veterans' Foundation is delighted to be able to fund timely mental health support for veterans and their dependants through the vital work that PTSD Resolution is carrying out," said Veterans' Foundation CEO, David Shaw.
"The VF is most grateful to donors and subscribers to the Veterans' Lottery, so please continue to support us so we can support those in need among the armed forces family."
Veterans Foundation ambassador Jon White was a Captain in the Royal Marines whose life changed forever when he stepped on an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) while on tour in Afghanistan in 2010.
He lost both legs above the knee and his right arm above the elbow at the age of 27.
But with the help of military charities, he's been able to rebuild his life.
"Both myself, and many people like me, owe so much to charities like the Veterans' Foundation and that's why I'm immensely proud to be an ambassador," he said.
"The Veterans' lottery provides a long-term, sustainable source of funding for veterans living with physical and mental issues. It also provides funding for projects that help homeless veterans access safe shelter and supports training to help ex-servicemen and women make the transition into civilian life."
For just £10 a month people can help fund life-changing projects for British veterans in need.
Army Medic Caroline Calver, is just one of the lucky winners of the £25,000 rollover jackpot in the national Veterans' Lottery.
She served for 22 years in the armed forces and knows how important it is to help provide support for veterans and serving personnel who need a helping hand.
"I know many veterans and serving men and women who have their own personal struggles as a result of their service. To give £10 a month is the least I can do to help those who have sacrificed so much.
"The fact that you can get something back is a really great bonus, but I never expected to win anything, let alone £25,000! Signing up online only takes a few minutes and our support makes a real difference.