Help for Heroes
Help for Heroes provides recovery and support for all those and their families who have been affected by their time serving in the British Armed Forces. They are here for wounds both visible and hidden and are driven by the belief that those who put their lives on the line for us, deserve a second chance at life for them and their families.
All courses and activities that the charity offers help the wounded, injured and sick to look beyond illness and injury, regain their purpose, reach their potential and have a positive impact on society. Help for Heroes works with a vast network of professionals and partners, helping Veterans and their families through physical and emotional rehabilitation, identifying new career opportunities as well as offering financial and welfare support. They do all of this at the four Help for Heroes Recovery Centres, in people’s homes and by supporting a network of charity partners and organisations.
Over the past 10 years, together, they have been able to support more than 21,000 of those who need us most. However, there are many more still to reach. A study launched in January 2016 by Help for Heroes and King’s College London found of the 750,000 men and women who served in the Armed Forces between 1991 and 2014, at least 66,000 need long term support.
Thanks to the dedicated support of the nation and partnerships like this one with Tour de Yorkshire, Help for Heroes will continue in its determination to reach those who haven’t yet come forward.
Sir Gary Verity DL, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire said: “The work Help for Heroes do is truly admirable, and we are delighted to be partnering with them and raising money over the next 12 months for such a worthwhile cause. Their Phoenix House Recovery Centre in Catterick helps thousands of Yorkshire-based troops and their families, and it’s fantastic for us to be able to give something back to those brave people who put their lives on the line for us.”
Mel Waters, CEO of Help for Heroes said: “We are honoured to be selected as the Tour de Yorkshire’s Official Charity Partner for 2019. Sport plays a huge role in the recovery of our Veterans who have become wounded, injured or sick. We are excited to be partnering with such an iconic event because we know first-hand the benefit this can bring to so many lives.”
To find out how you can donate or get involved, please visit www.helpforheroes.org.uk.