Help for Heroes granted £3.5million to Combat Stress who help veterans with mental wounds.The money, the biggest grant in the history of Combat Stress, has been used to pay for the much needed expansion, modernisation and reorganisation of their specialist treatment centre, Tyrwhitt House in Surrey, in order to accommodate more veterans and to provide uprated clinical and welfare working space.
H4H Co-Founders, Bryn and Emma Parry, opened the new facilities in February 2011. Bryn said, 'This is a difficult subject for many to discuss and particularly hard to fundraise for. it now and H4H were able to ensure that the centre can get on with their plans immediately and start caring for more of our mentally wounded now rather than wait.
'With the increase of tours and the level of mental stress experienced it is vital that we have the facilities to give our boys and girls the best treatment, for their mental wounds as well as their physical."
Toby Elliott for Combat Stress added, 'I wholeheartedly thank Help for Heroes for this absolutely magnificent donation. It will enable us to rapidly upgrade Tyrwhitt House to deliver 21st century clinical services to those suffering from the wounds inflicted by 21st century warfare, who deserve the very best.'
In addition to the grant for Tyrwhitt House, Help for Heroes provided a grant for £3.2 million to ‘The Enemy Within Appeal’, launched by Combat Stress.
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