Help for Heroes is one of three military charities being supported by a unique concert in London this September.
Organised by The Royal Armouries, the evening of music and reflection will mark the centenary of the last 100 days of First World War hostilities. On Thursday 6 September celebrated composer, Sir Karl Jenkins will be conducting his internationally acclaimed work The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace in Central Hall, Westminster. This will be the only performance of The Armed Man in England in 2018 to be conducted by Sir Karl himself.
All proceeds from the concert will go to three charities working to support military Veterans facing mental health challenges: Help for Heroes, Combat Stress and Heads Together – The Royal Foundation’s campaign and mental health initiative.
At the end of the First World War many thousands of men returned home suffering from shell-shock. With minimal understanding of the condition, many did not benefit from the type of support which is increasingly available today. Although circumstances have changed significantly over the last 100 years, we are ever more aware of the number of Veterans who continue to need support because they suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety or depression.
Chairman of the Royal Armouries, General the Lord Dannatt GBC CBE MC DL, comments: ‘Tragically, the First World War did not turn out to be ‘the war to end war’ but then, as now, by marking the centenary of the end of the last 100 days of hostilities with this commemorative concert, we can hope and pray for a better future. Part of that better future is helping those who have been affected by war and conflict.’
To take part in this unique occasion and to find out more please visit https://royalarmouries.org/event/100-days-to-peace/