Help for Heroes has provided a grant to fund a specialist mountaineering rehabilitation programme for injured veterans. Based out of East Anglia, the Adventure Quest programme primarily supports those suffering from mental health issues.
£35,000 from H4H has enabled Adventure Quest to support 25 wounded, injured and sick veterans per year with the completion in each course resulting in a mountain leaders qualification for each veteran.
We received amazing feedback from Help for Heroes Band of Brothers Ambassador member Jamie Hull this week who has just passed his course:
“A big thanks to H4H for funding my place with Adventure Quest to train for the UK civilian Mountain Leader award! You will no doubt be pleased to hear that all my hard work and Paul's excellent instruction has paid off - I successfully passed my assessment in Snowdonia over the weekend!
The entire process was challenging both physically and mentally as you might expect. The mountains can be a hugely therapeutic and encouraging environment to work in and I sincerely feel that others should try it as I benefitted so much from this type of training and positive exposure to the outdoors.
A huge thank you once again!”
These amazing pictures of Jamie were taken by George Anthony, a fellow Band of Brothers member who is currently another Adventure Quest participant.
You can find out more about our work with Adventure Quest at: http://www.helpforheroes.org.uk/how-we-help/supporting-other-charities/veterans/