We are pleased to award a £30,000 grant to The Bridge for Heroes in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, to fund its facilities for local Army veterans and their families.
Of the beneficiaries receiving help from The Bridge for Heroes, 60 per cent are from the Army family. Our grant will go towards the charity’s Project Continuo at its two facilities. The Bridge ‘Drop-In’ Centre provides a haven and peer-to-peer support for veterans and their families. Nelson House provides outdoors and cultural activities to help like-minded veterans connect socially.
Helen Taylor, Chief Executive Officer, The Bridge for Heroes, said:
“We are delighted to have been awarded a grant of £30,000 from the ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, which will enable us to continue with our vital work in delivering both our welfare service and activities to our beneficiaries. The importance of Project Continuo cannot be overstated.”
A veteran beneficiary of the charity said: “Since my breakdown, I found myself in a whole new world; one that I did not recognise or even comprehend. Since my initial contact, I have received so much support from both Centres. Although I am well on my way to recovery, the activity centre at Nelson House gives me a reason to get out of bed, the comradery I so craved and the sense of achievement I thought I’d lost.”
Brigadier (Ret’d) Peter Monteith, Chief Operating Officer, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, added:
“Our charity is committed to helping veterans and their families across our local communities in a way that makes them feel part of our wider Army family. It’s important that charities like The Bridge for Heroes exist so that veterans can receive the support and comradeship they need, which may not be available elsewhere.”
Read stories of The Bridge for Heroes beneficiaries on our website here.
The Bridge for Heroes website here.