News & Events

Our Fifth Annual Ski Week

March was a milestone for Supporting Wounded Veterans – for the fifth year running we took 25 medically discharged wounded veterans for a week’s “skihabilitation” to kick start their recovery and set forth on the piste to meaningful life and employment. “Today is the...

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Thank you one and all

We are so grateful for your continued support over the last year - with your generosity and super fundraising efforts we've raised a staggering £1.25 million in the last twelve months. Our mission is to help medically discharged wounded veterans back into meaningful...

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The Pain Management Programme

The Pain Management Programme is delivered in tandem with our mentoring and training programmes, to ensure that we address all of the often complex needs faced by wounded veterans. Demand for the programme, set up in conjunction with King Edward VII Hospital, and the...

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Severe and Complex Cases of PTSD

Data from the King’s Centre for Military Health Research suggests that almost 40,000 veterans of the 758,000 regulars who served from 1991-2014 are likely to suffer from PTSD. We have recently inititated a programme in conjunction with The Maudsley Hospital to support...

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Join The Business Challenge

If you would like details about The January 2018 Business Challenge, our spectacular team ski races in Klosters, please email bc@supportingwoundedveterans.com WE ARE HOLDING A TALK WITH Q&A ON MAY 11TH AT THE FRONTLINE CLUB, W2 with Edward Lucas (The Economist)...

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Become a Mentor

We cannot thank our fabulous team of mentors enough – your patience and tenacity is integral to our veterans’ recovery! Over the next year we will be training many more mentors in order to assign a mentor to each veteran attending our pain management programme. If you...

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Last Call for 2018 Buddy Applications

There are just 5 weeks left to sign up to do something amazing. Apply to be a Ski buddy on the 2018 Veterans Ski Week (2nd-10th March 2018). Please share this fantastic opportunity to support wounded veterans in their first stage of rehabilitation back into...

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Events Calendar

May 11th - Talk with Q&A on Fake News and Contemporary Russia at The Frontline Club June 18th - Cricket match at Swinbrook Cricket Club August 3rd - Tug of War in Canary Wharf September - Talk with Q&A at The Oratory, Knightsbridge December 4th - Carol Concert...

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5 YEARS TO CHEER ABOUT!

Thank you to all our donors, friends, mentors, buddies and corporates across the UK for making this our best year ever for fundraising! Our Fifth Annual Ski Week March was a milestone for Supporting Wounded Veterans - for the fifth year running we took 25 medically...

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Another Successful Ski Week

In March 2017 we had a brilliant week with 23 new veterans and 20 buddies, ans welcomed back Carl and Martin B to the veteran support desk. We were a little worried about the ski conditions as the Alps have had a terrible year and this ski week wasn't starting until...

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Tara Palmer Tomkinson (1971 – 2017)

With enormous sadness we hear of the death of Tara Palmer Tomkinson. Tara joined us on many occasions and had supported our charity in many ways. She wrote and performed for us the music for the first video about our charity, and most recently, she attended...

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The Business Challenge 2017

only a few weeks to go till the Business Challenge weekend is here. We are all prepared, the veterans that have been chosen to ski in our teams are so excited, the challenge teams are fundraising and planning their strategies....   Just have to wait for some good...

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Ski Week

Fundamentally, the programme is designed to enable the Veterans to regain lost confidence and rebuild their fitness and strength with a group of individuals committed to helping the veterans back into regular employment. In that regard, the Ski Week is just the start...

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Pain Management Programme

Since the launch of the pain management programme at the King Edward VII hospital London, a number of veterans are now undergoing assessment & treatment to aid the crucial phase of managing the daily battle with pain. The continuing support of the charity is key...

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Bodo's Update

A fantastic night of reunions, celebration and publicity for the 2017 Business Challenge was held at Bodo’s Schloss, London. The owner is a loyal supporter of SWV/SWH and kindly donated an evening of food and drink on 9 May. Attendees consisted of 2016 veterans, some...

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Mentoring News

There are 80 veterans enrolled in the mentoring programme, ably supported by their mentors. Current initiatives are weekly Skype, text and email contact combined with meeting up 3-4 times a year. The mentoring programme is a critical process of the SWV/SWH...

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The Business Challenge

26th to 29th January 2017.  Klosters – Switzerland. The Business Challenge is a great opportunity for you to support the Veterans and the work of Skiing With Heroes: you only need to be an intermediate (and above) skier in order to compete with our veterans.

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Victoria & Albert Museum Fundraising Event

The charity welcomed over 700 guests, former skiing veterans and many of our supporters to a fund and awareness raising event at the Victoria & Albert Museum in October 2016. Overall we raised around 100k and made many more people aware of just how big a...

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Running up the Wall

Emily Webster, of 2015 & 2016 buddy fame, completed the ultimate 1/2 marathon in May this year for SWV/SWH. Emily was so moved by her experience working alongside so many inspiring veterans and seeing what they cope with on a daily basis (physical, emotional and...

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Thank You

Thank you  – we’d like to say a huge thank you to Charles Lochrane and all at Timsbury Fishery for an amazing day fly fishing on the Test – enjoyed by our veterans from all 4 years. A teacher/Ghillie per veteran was provided along with an Amazing bbq lunch – from our...

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Buddies

Our buddies are organising a fundraising party on 15th November in Central London. If you are interested in attending, go to our facebook page and sign up for further details.

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Night Rider Update

A night of pain was endured by the SWV/SWH team of cyclists that bravely took on the Night Rider London challenge. Veterans from 2016 included were joined by buddies from 2015 and 2016. The nights festivities kicked off at the Olympic Park in Stratford and after many...

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Congratulations Andy

World Record Holder! Andy, a veteran from 2015 who smashed the world record for a single leg amputee over 10km, timed at 37:17

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They made It !

Stop Press! They made it…. An enormous well done to Kate (Committee Member) and Harry (Veteran 2015) for helping raise over £25,000 in September. They did this by cycling 300 miles over 4 days from Waterloo (Belgium) to Arnhem (Holland), to coincide with the 72th...

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Spring Into Action Weekend

We are delighted to announce the successful launch of a new SWV/SWH initiative by Anna Gage.  The Spring Into Action Weekend was hosted in Highworth, with the primary aim of creating a lasting network of support to the families of veterans. A total of 33 veterans,...

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SWV/SWH Main Charity eNews

First, we have to mention the latest amazing achievements of our veterans – as of 1 September, 90% of SWV/SWH veterans are in meaningful occupation or employment. We are incredibly proud of you and thanks to all connected with SWV/SWH as this cannot be achieved...

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