ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is delighted to award a £80,000 grant to The Not Forgotten to fund its entertainment and recreational events for sick and wounded Army veterans and serving soldiers.
Many wounded and disabled veterans experience loneliness and social isolation and miss the friendship and camaraderie they enjoyed during their years of military service. The Not Forgotten provides them with opportunities for making new friends and social contacts to help improve their physical and mental health and promote a sense of community. The charity supports over 10,000 beneficiaries each year, approximately half of whom are from the Army family.
Our grant will go towards funding The Not Forgotten’s operational costs and tailored programme of entertainment events for military veterans and injured serving personnel, including annual Royal Parties at Buckingham Palace and St James’s Palace.
Col (Ret’d) Richard Walker OBE, Chief Executive of The Not Forgotten, said:
“We sincerely thank ABF The Soldiers’ Charity on behalf of the 5,000+ members of the Army community who will be supported by its grant this year, as well as the extended network (both serving and retired) who will benefit from this valuable investment in their wellbeing. Our partnership with ABF goes well beyond its financial contribution and we look forward to pushing boundaries and facing challenges together, including a changing demographic.”
Brigadier (Ret’d) Peter Monteith, Chief of Staff at ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, added:
“Our charity promotes the mental health and wellbeing of Army veterans and serving soldiers as a priority. We enjoy a long-standing funding partnership with The Not Forgotten, which has been restoring dignity, confidence and independence to soldiers and veterans for over a hundred years.”
Read more about The Not Forgotten here.