Help for Heroes’ Wales & Hereford team took third place in in the Health & Wellbeing category at the 2023 Welsh Veterans Awards, in Cardiff.
The 10-strong team – comprising Veterans Clinical Advisors Helen Neve and Tim Penney; Clinical Administrator Nicola O’Halloran; Veterans’ Liaison Paul Vicary; Case Managers Michelle Nicol, Paul Roberts, and Abbe Harvey; Sport, Activity & Fellowship Regional Lead Sarah Hattle; Project Manager Jim Glass; and Activity & Wellbeing Practitioner Mark Reed – was acclaimed for its work in promoting and encouraging veterans to maintain a good health and well-being.
The ceremony, hosted by radio and TV presenter Polly James, took place at the Village Hotel Cardiff. Deputy Minister Hannah Blythyn MS welcomed everyone to the event, which was also attended by the Veterans’ Commissioner for Wales, Colonel James Phillips, tri-service dignitaries, and dozens of nominees, while the Regimental Band and Corps of Drums of the Royal Welsh performed impressively.
Sarah Hackett, Head of Sport Activity and Fellowship at the Charity, said:
“Congratulations to our joined up Welsh teams on their success. Help for Heroes is thrilled to accept this award for our work in the communities of Wales.
“This collaboration between our various teams shows just how far we are able to reach into communities to support veterans and their families, where they live. The award not only showcases integrated teams’ successes working in the community, but also the impact they are making, on our veteran community, bringing together the benefits of clinical support, social engagement and movement. I’m sure they will all wear their badges with great pride.”
Help for Heroes champions the Armed Forces community and helps them live well after service. The charity helps them, and their families, to recover and get on with their lives. It has already supported more than 30,000 people and won’t stop until every veteran gets the support they deserve.
The Charity supports veterans from any branch of the UK military – regulars or reserves – irrespective of length or place of service, and locally embedded civilians (and their families) who worked alongside our Armed Forces.