Weʼre raising £5,000 to Take Veterans from the armed forces and emergency services to Nepal to assist in the building of a Medical Centre.
- Cambridge, UK
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Many of our veterans from the military return home from conflicts and develop PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This can often take up to 30 years to manifest itself and usually results in a rapid deteriotion of health as each Veteran suffers from bouts of anxiety, depression and guilt to name a few. This condition is actually not a mental issue but more of a mental injury as part of the brain that deals with memories is damaged.
This usually leads to either drink or drug dependency in 85% of suuferers and often leads to suicide. Hardly a fitting end to our young volunteers.
We take veterans who are or have suffered out to remote places and local areas to help either volunteer or build for areas that have also suffered in some way, be it floods, famine or natural disasters.
These trips help our veterans rediscover a sense of worth and self esteem and help them back into a normal life whilst at the same time helping others less fortunate.
Unlike other major charities who charge over 50% of all monies raised to cover administration, we give every single pound to the people or communities that need it most.
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Previously served in the Royal Engineers for 9 years and have been in high tech business for the past 35 years. Road traffic accident in 2003 led to MRSA, MSSA and C Diff and a semi forced slow down in work commitments. In 2011, I was diagnosed with PTSD