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Weʼre raising £10,000 to help UK Veterans with mental health issues, whose needs are being ignored. Can you help us do this?

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Veterans Growth is a new initiative set up by Jason Stevens. Jason was medically discharged from the MOD in 2016 after a medical incident ended a 16 year career and he has since been diagnosed with PTSD.

Jason is running an initiative to provide help, support and advocacy to all fellow UK Veterans seeking help with their mental health. The keystone of the charity is an on-site programme of horticultural therapy.

Many scientific and peer-reviewed studies have proven the beneficial link between horticulture and mental health and wellbeing. From a personal perspective, Jason has been involved in and working in horticulture for the past few years and has experienced first-hand the positive effects of being around plants and nature, both indoors and out.

Veterans Growth is in the process of obtaining its registered charity number. However, until this comes through, we still need help to make sure we are ready to open our doors on the 1st March 2019. Veteran suicides are increasing day by day; there is an urgent need for us to get up and running and do whatever we can to help, as quickly as possible.

Although Jason has invested a large chunk of his own money into the charity and the on-site build, there are things we need:

£45 will buy one set of secateurs with a rolling grip to be used by Veterans with mobility issues.

£40 will buy a set of steel toe cap boots that individuals will need to wear.

£30 will buy a set of hand tools to be used on a daily basis.

£4000 will make the site accessible to everyone.

£1500 will buy a composting toilet

Raising these funds means we will be in a position to provide help and support and to welcome the first Veterans onto our Horticultural Therapy course in March 2019. Thank you for your support.

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    3 days ago
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    This is amazing thank you all, its so appreciated. Lets make a push to get to the target.

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    Jason Stevens

    2 months ago
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    With another anonymous donation of £1000 (thats 3 now) we are on our way to making this target. Thank you everyone it means so much to me to see any donation no matter how big or how small, it just proved to me that i am doing the right thing.

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Page last updated on: 1/16/2019 10.31

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34

  • Sioban Penfold

    Sioban Penfold

    Jan 12, 2019

    £10.00

  • Martyn Wilson

    Martyn Wilson

    Jan 10, 2019

    Happy Birthday Jason. Keep staggin on - your making great progress for a great cause. Martyn

    £50.00

  • Jo Best

    Jo Best

    Jan 1, 2019

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 31, 2018

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 31, 2018

  • Martha Krempel

    Martha Krempel

    Dec 31, 2018

    Good work Jason and all the team, a worthy cause, wishing you all the best for 2019.

    £100.00

  • Naomi Ferrett-Cohen

    Naomi Ferrett-Cohen

    Dec 30, 2018

    £30.00

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