Why Help For Heroes
Help for Heroes
Help for Heroes was founded in 2007 out of a simple desire to help wounded Servicemen and women injured in the current conflicts. We understand that they don’t
consider themselves heroes and will say that they are ordinary ‘blokes’ just doing their job. We, the
appreciative and supportive public say that volunteering to serve in time of danger is heroic and we simply
want to do our bit to help.
The Charity’s main focus has been to support wounded Servicemen and women and our effects are
not confined to those injured in Iraq and Afghanistan. Over £8m has helped improve support to veterans of all
ages through grants to Combat Stress, Blind Veterans UK and BLESMA.
The Help for Heroes Recovery Centres, now being built across the UK to support young
Servicemen and women are also there to help older veterans and are already signposting many to the help they
need, whether it be financial, psychological or physical. By spring 2013, the Recovery Centres in Tidworth,
Pymouth, Catterick and Colchester will be fully operational and offering comprehensive, holistic care to our
wounded. It is our goal to deliver these centres and keep them operational for the lifespan of those injured
in Service today. To achieve this massive task, it is essential that the public recognise the need for their
continued fundraising and support. To date, we have channelled £150m of the public’s hugely generous
donations to support our wounded, but there is still so much more to do. A soldier, sailor or airman who
loses a limb in Service of our country today will still need our support tomorrow and in the days that
follow, for the rest of their life.
To Whom It May Concern:
I would like to confirm that Chris
Keene and son Max Keene are voluntarily raising funds for Help for Heroes by attempting a Baffin Island Traverse,
arctic expedition in Northern Canada from 26th March – 7th April 2013. Chris and
Max have officially registered with the charity and their unique event reference number
Everyone at Help for Heroes
wishes them the best of luck with their endeavours.
We would, however, point out that fund
raising is undertaken at the fundraisers own risk, Help for
Heroes cannot indemnify the fundraiser in any way for accident or injury to third parties or their
property, and any requirement for Public Liability insurance to be arranged is the sole responsibility of
Help for Heroes was founded by Bryn and
Emma Parry in October 2007 and thanks to the fantastic British public, has raised over £141m in five years. All the
funds raised to date have been either allocated to or spent on direct, practical support for wounded, injured and
sick Service personnel, veterans and their families. This is provided through grants to
individuals and other Service charities, capital build projects and support for life at our four Recovery Centres
across the UK.
Bryn Parry OBE, CEO and Co-founder of
Help for Heroes says, “Help for Heroes is all about ‘doing your
bit’ and we are delighted to have the support of Max and Chris. The Road to Recovery is a very long and
hard path, these are young men and women today but they will grow old. We at H4H want to ensure that they have the
support they need for life, they deserve the best and we are doing our best to get it.”