Jon Noble, a former Paratrooper from Hampshire, has become one of the first people in the UK to get a robotic arm, thanks to funding from our charity. In 2003, aged just 24, Jon was involved in a car accident that left him paralysed from the neck down.

Credit: Jon Noble

He was told he would never be able to use his arms or legs again. He went from living an active lifestyle to being totally reliant on others in order to live.

We teamed up with five charities including Blesma and Support Our Paras to fund the £50,000 robotic arm and give Jon back his independence. Jon says:  “I cannot wait to hand my dad a pint for the first time and socialise with friends who I have shied away from since leaving service.”

Read more ways our charity has supported the Army family at

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