“After the guns have fallen silent, and the din of battle quietened, the real fight begins.”
HRH Prince Henry of Wales
Paralympic sport is a proven, potent medium for confidence-building. Adaptive skiing enables the “disabled” to level with the “able” in a way that few other sports can. As one of our injured veterans puts it: “With my walking stick, I’m an invalid, but in skis, I’m just another person.” SWV has so far helped almost 100 veterans to transform their lives.
Following the Ski Week, all SWV veterans are offered individual mentoring support. The mentor, who has taken part in SWV’s mentor training scheme, may offer help with retraining, career change, setting up a business, or returning to employment. At each step, the mentor’s objective is to work towards a secure and fulfilling future for the veteran.
Together with King Edward VII Hospital we are funding the first veteran centred Pain Management Clinic in the UK. Pain management is one of the biggest barriers to employment for many veterans
SWV submitted a proposal to the LIBOR fund, and was granted £588,000 to help fund their Pain Management Programme, in conjunction with the King Edward VII Hospital in London.
With further contributions from BACIT and all of our amazing fundraisers, the charity is so pleased to help more wounded veterans, both with physical and hidden wounds, year on year.
In addition, the Royal Foundation has donated money to sponsor some of the veteran teams on our Business Challenge and on the Ski Week.
Fundraise for us!
Supporting Wounded Veterans relies entirely on donations and contributions for the organisation to thrive. This can be done by sponsoring individuals, events, or projects and in a variety of different ways.