Weʼve raised £1,632 to To gift homeless and vulnerable UK War Veterans their deposit to get them into suitable accommodation.
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- Funded on Saturday, 18th February 2017
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I'm the founder of ForgottenVeteransUK I'm a injured War Veteran who served in Afghanistan. Since leaving the Armed Forces I have struggled with my physical and mental injuries and have felt abandoned by the Army and country I served. I have used my experiences to link up with many other Veterans and use social media to run forums so that people worse off than me do not have to feel alone anymore, the group offers advice and support where needed.
Our aims are to simply raise money and gift homeless and vulnerable veterans the deposit to get them into suitable accommodation, we will pay a vetted landlord directly what is needed. A Welfare manager will then work with the Veteran to get them to the relevant organisations and charities to continue with their rehabilitation. We believe that trying to raise money for a home when you are homeless or vulnerable is virtually impossible and through us we can give them that chance in life, as a roof over their head is the first step into their rehabilitation. We plan to run this as a online service with no pay to ourselves, meaning we will be able to keep the overheads to an absolute minimum giving every penny possible to those in need. Please help ForgottenVeteransUK's dream of becoming a registered charity, up to now I have payed for everything out of my pension but we desperately need more funds to help this become a reality! This is a simple and new concept that will run along side many other organisations helping us to house as many of our heroes as possible, we are losing more and more Veterans to suicide as they struggle to find housing, support and relevant medical care. A roof over a Veterans head is the first step to rejoining civilian life, please help us, to help them! The loss of life on the battle field is expected and excepted! The loss of life after the war is over is not acceptable at all... Please help us to make a real change and get our heroes off our streets.
Gary Weaving10 months ago
Well in just a week we have just raised £1200, well done to everyone and please keep up the good work. Every penny will be spent on our Veterans.
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Feb 14, 2017
Good luck Gary. I'm sure you'll make it.
Feb 10, 2017
I hope you reach your target. Sorry I cannot give more but I give to other vets charities and I am trying to save and set up bothaccomm for 2 - 4 vets along with permanent jobs for them just now.
Dec 30, 2016
Behind you all the way Boss...Julie Francis
Dec 15, 2016
Hope this helps bro
Nov 25, 2016
With lots of love and good wishes x
Nov 24, 2016
Keep up the good work x
Nov 24, 2016
No Veterans should ever be HOMELESS, it has become a national SCANDAL that so many are.
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I am a injured UK War Veteran, who served in Afghanistan with the Royal Engineers. I'm the founder of ForgottenVeteransUK and a proud member of Team FVUK.
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