What we do / Our Stories

Our Stories

Be inspired by our Heroes

Filter

Found 560 stories

Michelle T

In 2017, two RAF veterans, both called Michelle formed a life-long friendship. As well as their names, they shared other similarities; both from Wigan, the pair were training for the Invictus Games, each one facing their own daily challenges on the road to recovery.

Read more

Michelle P

Michelle’s dream job as a paramedic in the RAF turned into a nightmare when horrors from the battlefield led to flashbacks, nightmares and an eventual diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). She lost her home and her career, but in her own words describes how she found the resilience to battle back.

Read more

Morgan

Morgan was five years old when her father, Mark, was injured by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Afghanistan. Losing the use of his right arm, and left battling Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Mark was medically discharged. Desperately trying to regain control of his life, he worked long hours, spent his spare time in the gym and spiralled into a depression.

Read more
Dean

Dean

Dean, a veteran himself and now a Physical Development Coach, helps others find their strength after injury. He explains how he helped Mark Tonner, who lost the use of his arm in an explosion, find his.

Read more

Mark

Army veteran Mark's life changed forever when his vehicle hit an Improved Explosive Device (IED) in Afghanistan. Losing the use of his right arm, he became angry and frustrated – the result of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) triggered by the blast. But he’s rebuilt his strength, both physically and mentally, through the power of sport.

Read more

Simon

For years, the symptoms of Simon’s Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder left him feeling as though trapped in a dark tunnel. Now on the road to recovery – and having discovered new focus through a love of photography - he can see the light at the end.

Read more

Tracey

When Tracey’s husband Simon was diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder she felt the effects too, particularly as he found it hard to talk about what he was going through. But with support, they’re finding the strength to work through it together.

Read more

Caroline Beazley

For veteran Caroline Beazley our Help for Heroes Choir, which has been meeting virtually since the start of the first lockdown, has been her “lifeline” this year.

Read more
Caroline Rawlins Our Team 2020

Caroline Rawlins

Having grown up in an Armed Forces family and as military wife, Caroline Rawlins understands the challenges many of our wounded heroes and their families experience.

Read more
Andy Shuttleworth

Andy Shuttleworth

Veteran Andy Shuttleworth explains how our newly adapted online offering has been a “godsend” both to him and others, especially during this second lockdown.

Read more
Amy Haken Sports Recovery

Amy Haken

Read more
Dave Hackett 2020

Dave Hackett

13 years ago, we made a promise on behalf of the nation to be here for our wounded heroes, for life. Wounded heroes like Dave Hackett.

Read more