It is fitting to reflect on the fantastic backing the charity has received from our benefactors. Over the years they have provided not only financial and moral support but advice and guidance as well. They are many, both large and small, and all have kindly given so much to help those men and women who have needed assistance. For some service leavers, the process of leaving the military so often can be a traumatic experiences: leaving behind friends, colleagues and the ’normality’ of service life. To some this is a mental and physical wrench, the uncertainty of employment coupled with the huge change in circumstances causes anxiety. However, with the help of the many generous benefactors Future for Heroes has been able to help them make that adjustment.
The charity has a core of excellent individuals who between them provide the training, the mentoring post-course, the administration behind the scenes, and the constant development of the charity to meet the changing demands of the service personnel as they leave the military. Without them nothing would be achieved.
However, we cannot do this without valued and continued financial support. Like all things in life there is a cost, putting one person through the course is £1000. However, the reward of seeing the changes in an individual is immeasurable. Someone with low self- esteem can, in just under four short days, become confident, ambitious and, importantly, invigorated. For our current supporters and benefactors, thank you. For others, please begin to help us and become a supporter and donator, those needing our help is increasing.