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 opportunities for physical rehabilitation.
BB Golf was established in August 2009 and aims to deliver golfing education programmes, competitive opportunities and equipment to enable seriously injured service personnel to use golf as part of their physical and cognitive rehabilitation.
The organisation provides numerous benefits and opportunities to our heroes including:
- Physical. Players are taught the fundamentals of golf and more experienced players are allowed to develop their current game in a purposeful but fun way. Physical and occupational therapists are typically on hand to link these lessons to an individual's physical rehabilitation or recovery by setting a level of challenge that will improve mobility, strength, speed, skill and stamina.
- Psychological. The psychological benefits os sport include, reduced anxiety, improved mood, improved self-esteem, reduced anger, enhanced vigour, self-worth and a general sense of wellbeing.
- Social. Social inclusion in sport is an important part of the process of normalisation. Taking part in sport enables individuals to meet new people and make new friends outside the clinical / recovery setting. Furthermore, the inclusion of other WIS veterans facilitates informal peer mentoring opportunities.
Grant funding of £8,100 from Help for Heroes enables the BB Golf team take part in the Capt Pietsch Trophy in Florida.