An amazing £400,000 was raised over the course of 2017 by Moto employees taking on static cycle challenges and fundraising with Help for Heroes volunteers. This brings the total fundraised by Moto In The Community to £1.9m since the partnership began in 2012.
Bryn Parry, Co-founder of Help for Heroes, collected the cheque from Brian Larkin, Chair of Moto In The Community Trustees Board, at this year’s Moto conference on behalf of Help for Heroes.
This donation will help fund three Welfare Support Keyworkers at Phoenix House, Catterick, who will work on a one-to-one basis with up to 30 ex-Servicemen or women at any one time, ensuring they receive the best possible care, helping them navigate available services and providing holistic support during challenging times.
Over the years, MITC has funded many great projects at Help for Heroes' Recovery Centres. This includes a purpose-built bedroom at Phoenix House, Catterick, allowing the families of our wounded, injured and sick to take respite weekends and visit their loved ones while in recovery and taking courses; and sections of the garden at Tedworth House, Wiltshire, where a selection of flower beds has been adapted for the enjoyment and recovery of Veterans and their families.
Help for Heroes is driven by the belief that those who put their lives on the line for us deserve a second chance at life, and our longstanding partnership with Moto In The Community (MITC) continues to enable our Veterans to find a new direction to focus on and inspire the nation. We are very grateful to MITC, their staff and Moto customers, who are making a massive difference and we are really looking forward to another exciting year fundraising across the country.
Find out how you can volunteer for this year's Help for Heroes National Collections at Moto services here