The Veterans Raffle supports:
Building Heroes – With more than 120,000 unemployed military veterans in Britain and a growing shortfall of skills in the construction industry, Building Heroes provides training to military veterans and support into employment in the building trades. In their own words, they: “tackle unemployment amongst those who have kept us safe by offering them a seamless transition to a new career in construction”.
Forces Online – Run purely by volunteers, Forces Online has a number of charitable aims and initiatives. These include raising money to support Holly Court Veterans Centre.
Forgotten Veterans UK – An initiative that supports all service veterans in need, Forgotten Veterans UK (FVUK) lends a hand to servicemen and women from all walks of life. This might include: financial assistance, more general advice and support, befriending and acting as a gateway to organisations offering more specialist assistance.
Help A Squaddie – Helping socially and economically disadvantaged ex-military personnel and their families in the Midlands to develop their social skills. At their twice monthly free drop-in centre, Help a Squaddie provides everything from therapy for PTSD to advice on housing and benefits.
Phoenix Heroes – Specialises in helping veterans with PTSD. Based on the concept of veterans supporting veterans, Colchester-based Phoenix Heroes works with local organisations as a support platform to find places for veterans and their families in outdoor group activity programmes where they do things such as Carp fishing and working with horses, and learn skills for employment.
Pompey Pals – An association is at the first stage however initial talks are very encouraging. Originally set up in partnership with Portsmouth Football Club to produce a lasting memorial to the Portsmouth Battalions, the POMPEY PALS CHARITY is now a 'stand alone' organisation which aims to commemorate all those men and women from the Portsmouth region who served in any capacity during the Great War, whether at home or overseas.
The Tommy Atkins Centre – Combining a drop-in service in Worcester and a free online veterans’ therapy service for dealing with service trauma, The Tommy Atkins Centre makes sure veterans within the community are fully supported.
The VC Gallery – At the VC Gallery, art is used as a creative medium for reducing social exclusion and increasing confidence amongst a wide range of people in the local community of Haverfordwest. Their work is not only limited to veterans, they are open to people with mental or physical disabilities, to both the young and elderly, and to anyone who feels alone, disadvantaged or isolated.
The Veterans Forge – Located at the foot of the Purbeck Hills near Corfe Castle in Dorset. The Veterans Forge has been set up to allow veterans the opportunity to have a break and enjoy a relaxed rural location whilst also being given the help and support they need. Supporting individuals on Blacksmithing projects that aid their skills, encourage a positive mental attitude and maintain their psychological well-being.
Veterans Outreach Support – Based in Hampshire, VOS provides a monthly Drop-In facility for ex-service personnel from all services and operational backgrounds, including the Merchant Navy, and their direct family members. Founded in July 2008 VOS began as a peer support group where Service veterans could access a range of support services in an informal environment. VOS receives over 500 visits a year.
Veterans With Dogs – At early discussion stage.
Veterans Woodcraft – Based in North Yorkshire at the Catterick Garrison, Veterans Woodcraft is a not for profit company set up by veterans to help other veterans rebuild their lives after traumatic experiences through military service, by working predominantly with wood.
Walnut Tree Health and Wellbeing – Provides recovery activities, crisis support, coaching and mentoring to emergency service personnel and members of the armed forces with complex mental health needs such as addiction, Walnut Tree Health and Wellbeing – who uses the mantra #BeSmartGetHelp – believes in mindfulness as a crucial tool for our veterans and runs courses for the families of those suffering with mental health issues.
Please contact us if you would like the Veterans Raffle to support your charity or indeed if you are a member of the public and would like to recommend a charity for support.