We are delighted to award a £20,000 grant to the Lord Leycester Hospital in Warwickshire to improve its accommodation for disabled veterans.

The Lord Leycester is a 700-year-old medieval treasure in the heart of Shakespeare’s England, which also houses a community of Master and seven Brethren, all former military service personnel, and their spouses. It is a fine example of a post-Reformation philanthropic institution, originally established as an almshouse for former soldiers. Current residents include a wounded veteran who served in Afghanistan.

Our grant will partly fund planned major works to improve the accessibility of the residents’ bathrooms, which will also enable the hospital to welcome more disabled veterans in future.

Lord Leycester Master, and former British Army officer, Dr Heidi Meyer said:

“Our Brethren are ex-service members who live at the Lord Leycester and contribute to the Heritage experience of our visitors – we want to make sure that the Brethren live in modern accessible accommodation and this grant will go a long way to help us do that.”

Brigadier (Ret’d) Peter Monteith, Chief Operating Officer, Army Benevolent Fund, added:

“Our charity provides regular funding, individually and through partner charities, to ensure that injured soldiers with impaired mobility have safe and comfortable homes. We were pleased to award a grant to the Lord Leycester this year.”

Read more about the Lord Leycester Hospital here.

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