Armed Forces charity Help for Heroes is holding a ‘getting to know you day’ for veterans in the Hereford and border region in October.
Hosted by HR4K, in Hereford’s Thorn Business Park, the Open Day – which runs from 1030am on Sunday 17 October – is designed to enable members of the charity’s various support teams to meet with both existing beneficiaries and those veterans who have yet to make contact.
Case managers, clinical support staff and members of the charity’s sports, activity and fellowship team will be able to advise on all aspects of the operation, while also listening to veterans’ concerns about physical and psychological health and pointing them in the right direction for ongoing support.
Help for Heroes’ Sport, Activity & Fellowship Lead, Nick Vanderpump, explained:
“In addition to cups of tea, coffee and chat, we will also be holding a number of short group sessions, so veterans can attend all, or as many as they wish, to experience for themselves what their contemporaries already enjoy through the charity.
“Help for Heroes has helped nearly 27,000 people since it was launched in 2007 and we will continue to support every wounded, injured or sick veteran – and their families – until it is no longer required.”
Vanderpump said he hoped other charities – both military and civilian – with which his team is currently in contact, will also attend on the day to provide as wide a range of veteran support as possible and to make it a ‘must attend’ event for veterans in the region.
Help for Heroes believes those who serve our country deserve support when they’re wounded. Every day, men and women have to leave their career in the Armed Forces as a result of physical or psychological wounds. The Charity helps them, and their families, to recover and get on with their lives. It has already supported more than 26,500 people and won’t stop until every wounded veteran gets the support they deserve.