Help for Heroes strives to achieve the best for the men and women of Great Britain’s Armed Forces, both serving and veteran. We are proud to work with other Service charities to make sure that the wounded, injured and sick get the support they deserve. Here is how Help for Heroes' grants have improved support for the families of those who become affected as a direct result of their service.
Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Familes Association (SSAFA)
Help for heroes have donated £520K to aid the completion of the Soldier, Sailors & Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) Forces Help ‘Homes from Home’ appeal which now provides relatives' houses at Headley Court and Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.
The houses are fully equipped to be a haven for the relatives of the wounded when they visit their loved ones in hospital and, as the Controller of SSAFA outlines below, they are a place where relatives can recharge their batteries and go back refreshed. It is a great idea by a great charity and we are delighted to be able to help.
'SSAFA Forces Help is delighted to receive the generous donation of £520,000 from Help for Heroes. The money is a significant contribution to our ‘Homes from Home’ appeal and will enable us to provide much needed support to our badly injured Servicemen and women and their families. We are extremely grateful to everyone who has worked so hard to raise money for Help for Heroes. We can assure them that, through SSAFA Forces Help’s new home near Selly Oak Hospital, it will be used to make a real difference to many lives. Families will soon be able to stay at the home and be close to their loved ones at a time when they are needed most.'
Major General Andrew Cumming, Controller SSAFA Forces Help