We are delighted to award a £5,000 grant to Community Drug and Alcohol Recovery Services (CDARS) in Merton, south west London.

The charity provides a wide range of mental health related services for vulnerable people,  including family members and carers of military veterans.

Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of veterans and their families is a priority area for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. Our grant will go towards CDARS’ Herrick project, a one-stop-shop that provides a safe space for Armed Forces family members and carers experiencing issues around mental wellbeing, finances, housing, social isolation and other challenges. The charity is aiming to help 100 family members/carers per year.

Franco Toma, Chief Executive Officer, CDARS, said:

“We extend our deepest thanks to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity for its generosity in funding our project to help improve the lives of local veterans’ families and carers. This grant will have a lasting impact and make a positive difference to their wellbeing.”

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. It’s important that charities like CDARS exist so that military families and carers can receive the local support they need, which is not always available elsewhere.”

Read more about CDARS here.

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