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Invictus Games Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge

Seven members of the UK team for the Invictus Games 2017 in Toronto headed to the Land Rover Experience Centre at Eastnor Castle, joined by Land Rover ambassadors Zara Tindall and Lewis Moody, to hone their skills on the legendary off-road tracks.

The Invictus Games is an international adaptive sporting event for wounded injured and sick servicemen and women, which was first held in London in 2014. This year’s Games kick off in Toronto on 23 September, with the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge marking the first opportunity for all 17 competing nations to win a medal.

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Help for Heroes Wellbeing focus

Help for Heroes has launched a new Wellbeing focus, to encourage its beneficiaries to improve their overall health and wellbeing this summer.

Over the next three months, the charity will be sharing a whole toolkit on social media and the Help for Heroes website, complete with nutrition tips, advice on how to relax and sleep better, and sharing the health benefits of getting outdoors – as well as a series of yoga videos.

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Prince Harry unveils the UK team for the Invictus Games Toronto 2017

Prince Harry, Patron of the Invictus Games Foundation, has this morning unveiled the team of 90 competitors selected to represent the UK at the Invictus Games Toronto 2017.

The 90-strong team of wounded, injured and sick (WIS) serving military personnel and veterans came together for the first time since selection at the Tower of London. Prince Harry met the team ahead of the forthcoming Invictus Games in September, and posed for the first official team photograph.

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West Lothian Disabled Army Veteran takes on 500 mile cycle challenge

TWO disabled veterans are planning to cycle over 500 miles from Edinburgh to Exeter this summer to raise money for the charities who are supporting their recovery.

Laura Ellis, 33, from Blackburn in West Lothian, and Patrick Medhurst-Feeney, 27, of Plymouth, are aiming to raise over £6000 for Help for Heroes and Veterans with Dogs, who have both been helping the veterans to recover from life-changing physical and mental health problems.

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Help for Heroes’ continued grant funding support for Sporting Force

Help for Heroes has committed further funding to Sporting Force, a charity set up by a wounded veteran to offer other injured and sick veterans work placements at professional sport clubs.

Sporting Force was launched by Tommy Lowther after he completed the Help for Heroes Pathfinder Experience and Business Experience course. The charity helped more than 100 veterans last year upon receiving an £80,000 grant from Help for Heroes, who has now pledged to grant fund a further £115,000.

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Help for Heroes supports Step Together Volunteering and Horseback UK

Help for Heroes are pleased to announce their continued financial support to Step Together Volunteering (STV) and Horseback UK.

A new £80,000 grant to STV marks the sixth year of the partnership. Help for Heroes has supported Step Together’s Rehabilitation through Volunteering programme to provide hands-on support to over 1,750 wounded, injured and sick personnel to engage in community volunteering opportunities.

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Help for Heroes Hidden Wounds – support for Ex-Service Personnel

Former Corporal, Daniel Grobler (who lives in Newbury, Berkshire), is encouraging other Ex-Service Personnel to get support if they feel they’re suffering from mental health issues, as we draw closer to ‘Blue Monday’.

Blue Monday (Monday 16th January 2017) is a name given to a day in January reported to be the most depressing day of the year, and for many former military personnel this will be a tough time of the New Year.

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