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Facing it Together

The Bonds Between Us

At the heart of everything we do are the bonds between a Help for Heroes beneficiary and a supporter. Facing it Together was a celebration of those bonds. 

Supporters, fundraisers, volunteers and members of staff from all backgrounds and walks of life are part of the huge Help for Heroes family. Together, they work towards a common goal to ensure injured Veterans and their families get the specialist support they need.

In this series of Facing It Together videos, Help for Heroes beneficiaries were captured in conversation with supporters. They are real people, in real conversations, not scripted or rehearsed, just excited to meet each other and hear one another's story. 


Sean Clee - Facing it Together Imagery

The man behind the camera of Facing it Together was former Royal Navy photographer Sean Clee, renowned for capturing heart-stopping images from operations and exercises around the world. Deployed with the Royal Marines in Afghanistan, separated from the action by only the length of his lens, Sean took risks with his life on a daily basis.

Sean Clee - Facing it Together

The experience honed his skill for anticipating where the next image was coming from and capturing it perfectly. He was named Royal Navy Photographer of the Year three times and was awarded the prestigious Peregrine Trophy, which rewards superb images that capture the spirit, ethos and capability of the Naval service.

Sean’s images of close-quarter combat in Iraq and Afghanistan have been featured on front pages of the UK’s national newspapers as well as The New York Times. His video footage of the Royal Marines on cold weather training in Norway has also won him the Peregrine Trophy Video Award. 

Sean says he felt privileged to have been accepted by the Marines on the front line and was passionate that his photographs tell the true story of a dramatic moment in time.