Promoting disabled veterans’ recovery through climbing and mountaineering

The Army Benevolent Fund is delighted to award a £15,000 grant to Climb 2 Recovery towards its climbing courses for wounded and disabled soldiers.

The Army Benevolent Fund promotes the mental health and wellbeing of the Army family as a priority. Climb 2 Recovery helps disabled military personnel’s rehabilitation through climbing and mountaineering residential courses, and supports over 140 beneficiaries every year, half of whom have served in the Army. The courses provide physical and mental therapy, military comradeship, and sense of achievement, and many participants go on to become rock-climbing instructors and mountaineering team leaders.

Neil Heritage, founder of Climb 2 Recovery, said:

“We are extremely grateful for the ABF grant this year. The funds will be used to help both serving and veteran Army personnel who have been injured or have mental health conditions. Climb 2 Recovery supports its members through recovery where they can achieve nationally recognised outdoor instructor qualifications as a pathway to new careers and vocations.”

Brigadier (Ret’d) Peter Monteith, Chief Operating Officer, Army Benevolent Fund, added:

“We are committed to promoting the mental and physical health of disabled former soldiers and fund many charities that specialise in challenging outdoors activities and sports. We were pleased to fund Climb 2 Recovery’s important work this year.”

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