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Mark E

In 2007, Derek lost both his legs in a bomb blast in Afghanistan. Shortly afterwards, he met Mark – our Chief Advocacy Ambassador who has been with Help for Heroes since day one. Since then, Mark’s witnessed how the Charity has helped Derek battle back and achieve the unimaginable.

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Nick

When Bruce lost both his legs below the knee, it was Nick, one of our Activity and Wellbeing Regional Leads, who introduced him to wheelchair rugby. Nick says he’s proud of the way Bruce never lets his injuries stop him from achieving.

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Hannah

Our Sports Recovery Manager, Hannah Lawton, is passionate about the role sport plays in the recovery journeys of our wounded. Here she explains how it helped veteran Michelle P overcome her battle with PTSD

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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.

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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.

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Amy Haken Sports Recovery

Amy Haken

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Mike Lee - Our Team

When Mike Lee retired from the military, he was determined to give something back to the Armed Forces community. Passionate about making a difference to the lives of wounded veterans and their families, he began his role with us four and a half years ago.

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Alex Lovett

Alex Lovett - Our Team

Alex Lovett is our Occupational Therapist. Alex helps veterans find practical ways to overcome some of the limitations caused by their illness or injury.

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Hannah Lawton Sports Recovery 2020

Hannah Lawton - Our Team

Hannah Lawton, our Sports Recovery Manager, is passionate about the role sport plays in the recovery journeys of many of our wounded veterans.

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Claire Barnes

Claire Barnes

Thanks to Claire Barnes, our Head of Grants, veterans who have needed us more than ever have received everything from food baskets during lockdown, to help getting to medical appointments as it starts to ease.

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Lucy Graham

Lucy Graham

Lucy is our Band of Brothers and Band of Sisters Fellowship Manager for the north, which means she’s normally based at our Phoenix House recovery centre in Catterick, organising face-to-face events all year round for veterans and their families across northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland

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Phil Hall

Phil Hall

Since our recovery centres closed, Phil Hall and his team have worked tirelessly to ensure our very seriously injured (VSI) veterans continue to receive vital support.

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