Reporter Victoria Smith from SSVC’s Forces Welfare Media Team filmed recently with Rick McGillivray, a veteran helped out of homelessness by E-FAN, a Covenant-funded project run by the Defence Medical Welfare Service and the Cheshire & Greater Manchester Rehabilitation Company. Rick fondly remembers his Army career but no longer has any photos from the time. The Welfare Team helped him to appeal on social media and they’ve been overwhelmed by the response. Thanks to the video, Rick has been sent messages of support by friends he made in the Army and at school, as well as a number of photos.
Luke Hurst travelled to Blind Veterans UK’s Llandudno Centre to film the unveiling of an anti-gravity trainer, paid for by money raised by a team who took part in last year’s 100km London-Brighton event. He also caught up with a group of visually impaired veterans training to take on June’s 100km Yorkshire Challenge.
This week, Luke’s filming at Broughton House to hear about their plans for a Veterans’ Village; and teeing off with the On Course Foundation to find out how golf can help wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women and veterans.
The team’s Scotland reporter, Dave McCann, has been on the road with one of the DMWS Welfare Workers, finding out how they support veterans around the country.
You can see all the team’s videos by liking their Facebook page – facebook.com/forceswelfaremedia and by following them on Twitter (@forceswelfare). They also write regular web articles for the Forces TV website – www.forces.tv/topic/forces-welfare.
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