The Veterans’ Foundation has kindly given Broughton House Veteran Care Village a grant of £20,000 to cover the salary of our Health and Wellbeing Co-ordinator Mick O’Hara for 12 months.
The money will also help fund some activities led by Mick, a former Grenadier Guard.
Veterans’ Foundation Chief Executive David Shaw said the organisation was delighted to help Broughton House.
He added: “Broughton House will be able to focus the care they give to Veterans through this appointment, making sure their quality of life is enhanced. Keep up the good work, Broughton House!”
Brigadier (Ret’d) Tom O’Brien, Chair of the Broughton House Executive Committee, said: “It’s wonderful to have the continued support of the Veterans’ Foundation at such a challenging time.
“Covid-19 has put increased pressure on our finances and reduced the opportunities for fundraising.
“This grant ensures we will be able to continue providing a dedicated health and wellbeing co-ordinator for our residents over the next 12 months.
“It’s extremely important that they have regular opportunities for social interaction for the benefit of their mental and physical wellbeing. The importance of this cannot be underestimated.”
The Veterans’ Foundation helps fund charities and other charitable organisations that help serving and former members of the Armed Forces, and their dependants, who are in need. It raises money through the Veterans’ Lottery and donations.
You can sign up for the Veteran’ Lottery here