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How Royal Navy veteran Mike is carving out a career making world-class cricket bats
Mike Kennedy, an injured Navy veteran, has created a limited-edition, handmade cricket bat to raise money for Help for Heroes. Mike sustained massive injuries to his lower back in a rocket attack in Iraq in 2008, and spent the next five years in and out of rehab. In a bid to forge a new career, Mike, an outstanding cricketer, received support from Help for Heroes to get back on his feet, regain his confidence and he began to shape his future in cricket.
Veteran Paul's Hero Up gaming marathon
Veteran Paul Colling served in Iraq and Afghanistan, but lost the life and job he loved after a traumatic ankle injury left him in near constant pain. He's now leading a team of veterans in a Hero Up 24hr gaming marathon to fundraise for his fellow veterans.
Heroes helping heroes: Gavin’s story
Veteran Gavin Lewis was a Private in the Royal Regiment of Wales for 12 years. Service in Northern Ireland with the Royal Hampshire Regiment, led to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, blackouts, seizures, excessive drinking and eventually, the breakdown of his marriage and homelessness four years ago.
Big Battlefield Bike Ride 2019 - a Veteran's perspective
In January 2013 Richard was shot six times, in both arms, chest and stomach. "It's only possible that me and other Veterans get the help and support because people have taken time off work and sacrificed your own time to fundraise. I feel privileged and humbled by it and it’s an honour to cycle alongside every one of them in the coming week.”
Former solider, Bruce, on finding new purpose in life
A former soldier from Zimbabwe, who signed up to the British Army in 2000, has spoken about the support he’s received from Help for Heroes Community Recovery team in Wales, and how a grant to help him take part in wheelchair rugby has helped him find new purpose in life.